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Offline awbikes

bike travel in cuba
« on: November 05, 2011, 07:41:45 pm »
Can anyone provide info on either self directed touring or a reasonable tour company in Cuba. I did some checking on the internet and what I found was expensive and was more of a biking vacation than touring. Also I know visiting Cuba is restricted for U S citizens but I heard there is an organization that will facilitate travel there based on some type of cultural or humanitarian excahnge.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: bike travel in cuba
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 01:15:57 pm »
I am almost 100% certain Adventure Cycling magazine had an article about cycling in Cuba within the past couple years.  Personally I don't have any way of looking through the old magazines.  But maybe there is a method to search stories on the Adventure Cycling website.  Then order that particular magazine.  Or call up Adventure Cycling directly and request the issue.

Offline judyrans

Re: bike travel in cuba
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 03:39:04 am »
This may or may not be useful...

Bike Bits Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2, 2008

"About as gutsy a bargain traveler as they come." That's what NEW
YORK TIMES book reviewer Pamela Paul had to say about "The Handsomest
Man in Cuba," a travel memoir by Lynette Chiang, a self-described
"author, handlebar videographer, Customer Evangelist, failed hippie,
and Bike Friday adventurette from Down Under." Re-issued in 2007 by
the Globe Pequot Press, the book is Chiang's personal account of what
it's like to "eat, drink, and be cautiously merry among ordinary
Cubans." Find out more by visiting this site:

Offline raybo

Re: bike travel in cuba
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 10:42:36 am »
This page contains 5 links to information about bike touring in Cuba.

Three are touring journals and two are informational sites.

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at

Offline JHamelman

Re: bike travel in cuba
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 10:57:54 am »
Adventure Cyclist did have feature recently on Cuba. You can download it here:

There is an archive of all our publications available on our website:

Hope that helps.


Jennifer Hamelman

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205

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Offline Westinghouse

Re: bike travel in cuba
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 12:40:05 pm »
I would just go there and tour. I don't know, but I was told you can get a visa to go there in Costa Rica without the US government knowing anything about it.