After cycling Cuba we came to Costa Rica for some days of yoga, meditation, and volunteering. We ended up being here for 7 months due to the lockdown. Lockdown in Costa Rica wasn't bad at all as you will find on the video. We started doing yoga, meditation, silent retreats, for the first couple of … Continue reading Lockdown in Costa Rica
Here is a video of our stay in La Habana and our first day cycling to Cabanas. https://youtu.be/Bf_VX72A3QM
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
This list is mandatory to go through for anyone doing tourcycling.
We haven't been to Trinidad yet, but if we were to choose a single Cuban city to visit we would have picked Viñales. People is super friendly, plenty of choices to eat, drink, live music on the street, and everything is walking distance-sh. Weather was colder, we both got a virus somewhere and had some … Continue reading Cuba day 5. Viñales.
Palma Rubia is not only a handy stop to break the road towards Viñales but it is the closest place to sleep around Cayo Levisa. Never mind the 35CUC needed to take you there that includes the boat trip, two drinks, and the rather regular meal. The beach is absolutely amazing, picture Cancun a few … Continue reading Cuba day 4. Palma Rubia (Cayo Levisa) – Viñales
If you are touring for more than a day you may want to free your back from your backpack and invest in some good equipment. We know some people like to have a trailer but before adding a 3rd wheel we recommend -and have used on our trips- bike panniers. Panniers are about the size … Continue reading Getting into touring? …panniers are needed.
Immigration randomly requests travel insurance. Luckily we had that ready and printed because we thought that was needed for the visa. Not sure what would have happened if we didn’t bring it, maybe just a warning.Be patient when landing. The process was long from landing to exiting the airport. If you ever went through secondary … Continue reading 8 Tips when cycling through Cuba
La Habana, Cuba. December 2019 You are warned, Cuba is a place where stones float and logs sink. Expect to see a different world to what you are used to, and even then keep yourself alert to different ways of doing things. This is a place where there is no extreme poverty, no one starves … Continue reading Cuba day 1, Arrival.