Cyclists for Cultural Exchange (A US 501 c 3 non profit organization) organizes cycling cultural exchange programs in Cuba. We had planned for a trip in January but it's currently too difficult to organize a trip for that month. If you are interested in a future program, continue filling out this form and we will contact you as soon as it appears things are settled in Cuba enough to organize a program.
Number of guest participants: 10 per trip
Spanish is a plus
Bamboo rental bikes will be available. ($100 for the event)
Cost per participant: Usually $1000 (double occupancy)
Video of a previous trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFX63OdaRaE
Some of the daily rides are paved and some are dirt. The terrain is not very hilly. Mountain bikes are ideal, especially if there’s mud. It can rain but usually not for long and people are accustomed to providing shelter to travelers to wait out a downpour. The bamboo rental bikes are non-suspended and run 27.5″ x 2.5″ tires that are perfect for the terrain. Local riders get by with much less.
Our Cuban cycling friends from previous rides will join us and offer insight and flavor to the experience.
Flights and Visas:
There are direct flights from Miami (MIA) on American Airlines to Holguin (HOG) Flying through Havana may be a better option from other locations but booking the Havana to Holguin flight (Air Cubana) may need the services of a travel agent outside of the USA or with connections in Cuba.
Tourist visas can be usually be purchased at the airport departing for Cuba for $50. For American citizens, select the People to People license on the affidavit. Cyclists for Cultural Exchange is the organization that will be responsible for meeting the requirements under the current rules as per the US Dept. of State. Citizens of other countries will have different visa requirements as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Cuba
If you would like to participate please continue and fill out the form below. We will select the best mix of people from the applicants and let you know as soon as possible by email.