We opted for a two-day break on our trip at a Melia Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria. For this we had to ride from Santa Clara to Remedios. Will leave Spaghetti there and take a taxi or bus to the hotel. We thought about cycling there but it is super windy, hot and boring. We … Continue reading Cycling Cuba day 12. Santa Clara – Remedios
Still hilly 70sh km road but never like Terrazas or Viñales area. Valentina and I got good momentum going and none mechanic problems with Spaghetti. The thing about riding on a tandem is that Stocker and Captain have to adjust to each other's performance. Just like two different kind of cars, they have their own … Continue reading Cycling Cuba day 11. Cienfuegos – Santa Clara
The Cycling to Cienfuegos Although a steady climb on our cycling, the 80km from Playa Giron to Cienfuegos is an easy non-traffic ride. There are plenty of shade stops for drinks, repairs, lunch, etc. At some point we found a long stretch of the road covered by seeds. We asked one of the workers and … Continue reading Cycling Cuba day 10. Playa Giron – Cienfuegos
Cycling Cuba challenges are mostly not having access to water or food in the middle of nowhere or even worse, not finding accommodation because you -as a tourist- are not meant to be there -as we learnt on Day 6-. So instead of cycling to Playa Larga we decided to take a Taxi that would … Continue reading Cuba day 9. Soroa – Playa Larga – Playa Giron
Whether that was a good idea or not we stayed two nights at Soroa so that we could dedicate a full day going in and out of Las Terrazas, we could have also stayed there overnight and continue our trip easily but having finally a taste of tailwind back to Soroa was completely worth it. … Continue reading Cuba day 8. Las Terrazas
We were impressed by the number of families traveling with their kids by bicycle in general but even more here in Cuba. There is a lot of people in the world that are not chained to a 9-5 office job, and many kids that are having a school traveling year with their parents. These Canadian … Continue reading Cuba day 7. San Diego de los Baños – Soroa
We took a few hours to source cartons and pack Spaghetti into three home made boxes ready to take the Taxi Colectivo to Cienfuegos and continue our trip on the eastern side of La Habana. We originally had a "regular" taxi (not certified) booked but the day before, the government announced that all taxis effective … Continue reading Cuba day 6. Viñales – San Diego de los Baños
We cycled for a month in Cuba with a Tandem bike, and Valentina and I decided this was one of our favorite sections. After 5 days visiting La Habana staying at the super recommendable house of Jose y Lourdes we started our trip towards Viñales. We did stop in Cabañas and Palma Rubia with a … Continue reading Cuba Cycling route: La Habana to Viñales
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