Three weeks, 827 kms

In 2019 we decided we wanted a long-ish self-supported bicycle tour. The criteria—it must be warm and must be off the beaten track. Cuba fit the bill. We had visited Cuba s all-inclusive tourists, but never felt we had seen the real Cuba, far away from the beach resorts. We wanted to see it our way—by bicycle.  Randy had a route planned, but nothing more. Each night we would source out our accommodations as we rolled into town. We knew there would be challenges in this unique country so we anticipated the possible challenges—bike repairs, spare parts, and even food availability. We also knew we would be among local Cubans and in order to put a few smiles on faces we loaded up our panniers with little gifts and treasurers that we thought might be appreciated.