Exploring this fascinating country on two wheels may just be the best way to fullyappreciate its history, people, and culture. Wally and Barbara Smith spent more than sixmonths and rode 8,000 kilometers in Cuba to provide everything adventurous travelersneed to know for 50 days of cycling throughout the country.The tours vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Directions describerides leaving Havana to the west and east, while subsequent routes are clustered in theregions of Cuba most amenable to cycling: Pinar del Río, central Cuba, and the Oriente. Afinal chapter connects the regions for a long tour of the entire island. The authors providecrucial information on getting to Cuba, issues for American travelers, and advice on gettingaround the country, as well as tips for flying with your bicycle, recommended equipmentand accessories, food and water, safety considerations, and overnight accommodations. Anappendix includes useful Spanish phrases and handy checklists of what you'll need to bringon your Cuban adventure. And throughout, the authors' anecdotes and vivid photographsbring the people and landscapes of Cuba to life.