Cycling Cuba
CUBA by bicycle   (21 April - 12 May 2007)
On April 2007 I left for 3 weeks of cycling around Cuba. It was nice to be back on the road after a year and a half...
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Flying into and off La Havana, I decided to concentrate on the centre and western part of the island.
After a couple of days in the capital, I left for a loop in Central Cuba, touching both the Northern and Southern coasts and passing Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara. I spent the last week riding in Pinar del Rio Province.
Having left my tent home, I slept mainly in casas particulares (local bed and breakfast).  Due to current regulations (foreigners are only allowed to spend the night in licensed houses), I had to adapt my daily distances to the availability of licensed accommodation.
Despite mixed feelings about the situation of the country, it was very interesting to discover its history and culture, the very friendly people and its natural beauty.
This trip was planned together with my friend Gianluca, who in the end could not come to Cuba. Although I am used to travelling solo, for the first time I really felt the trip would have been so much more fun if I had had someone to share it with. I was lucky enough to run into another solo cyclist during my last week. I met Scott, from California, in the most dreadful campismo of Cuba. We took some of the best roads of this tour on the way to Vinales and it was great to share the spectacular views (and the tough climbs) with him!

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La Havana La Havana to Trinidad Trinidad to Santa Clara Pinar del Rio