Cuba Cycling Tips
Avoid visiting in hurricane season between August and October. December to May is best, but still hot.
Prepare for intense heat. Pack electrolytes and high spf sunscreen. Dip into the ocean as often as possible.
Ride a locally sourced hybrid, or better yet, bring your own gravel, endurance or hardtail bike. Rental bikes are poor quality and paved roads are patchy.
Stay at casasp articulares. The inexpensive family-run accommodations also have some of the best food in the country. Book ahead or look for a blue angular symbol on homes. ( casaparticular.com)
Bring your own tools, parts and other special equipment. Getting bike parts or tools in Cuba is difficult, if not impossible. When you leave, donate your used equipment.
Pack enough food and supplies for a day. Shops are scarce on some routes.