Will my U.S. mobile phone work in Cuba? Maybe.  Some U.S. carriers have or are beginning to make agreements with ETECSA (the Cuban national telecommunications company) to provide roaming services in Cuba.  Sprint and Verizon, for example, currently offer roaming services in Cuba.  If your carrier offers a roaming plan and your mobile phone is […]

Some CanBiCuba riders take their own bike to our rides in Cuba. To transport your bike on an airplane it is best to have packed in a box. Bicycle touring is becoming a popular pastime and global travel to do this touring is very common. There are a number of companies manufacturing, purpose made cases […]

Credit cards that draw on American Banks. Please note that Canadian Credit Unions often are associated with American major banks and will categorized as American. Hopefully this silly game will come to an end soon. GPS  Cuba forbids the import of GPS units, they could be confiscated at the airport.

It is common to tip for service while traveling. From bell boy to barman, they make a living by serving you well. The tour staff; driver, mechanic and ride director are all part of the tourist trade and you will be well taken care of by this team. It is not mandatory that any tourist […]

The CanBiCuba Cycling Club supports youth programs throughout Cuba. We are involved with both the national cycling federation and master racing in the Havana area. There are no bike shops as we know them in the developed world and our youth groups depend on your much needed support. It is not mandatory but we do […]

There is ride bottled water supplied on the bus. We have to hunt for these bottles so please just use for ride time. Do not drink from roadside juice stands but rather buy the bottled stuff.

To travel to Cuba you require medical insurance. You can buy this from the various banks and credit unions. If you are young  ie 20’s 30’s the price is very modest $20-30 for two weeks. However as you pass retirement age the cost rises significantly and one can be looking for as much as $200 […]

How much money should I bring? This is not easy to answer. If on a tour with the club my standard reply is $50 a day and that you have a credit card as back-up. You can use the credit card at a CADECA (bank) to get cash. You will be charged in USD at […]

Either bring Canadian money, Euros or Sterling. Make sure you have NEW bills. From past years experience, cuban banks won’t take it if it’s ripped, torn, defaced , written on, or has any type of ink stamp on it. The bills can be folded but that’s about it !!!! Medical Insurance.(see note below) Bug repellant. […]

Cycling Shorts (3) Do not wear the same shorts two days in a row, the body salt in the liner will bring on saddle sores. Wash in sink every night. Cycling shoes. Cycling jerseys. Raincoat. Helmet. (Not mandatory but we like to participants to use one) Cycling gloves. Sun Glasses. Pump, bike mounted. Spare tube. […]