Most 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 […]

American money. Credit cards that draw on American Banks. 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 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 CAECA (bank) to get cash. You will be charged in USD at the […]

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 shoes. Cycling jerseys. Rain coat. Helmet. (Not mandatory but we like to participants to use one) Cycling gloves. Sun Glasses. Pump, bike mounted. Spare tube. Repair kit. 2  water bottles. Powder Sport Drink: “eload Electrolyte Loader”. or make your own: 3 tbls sugar, 2 pinches salt + flavouring per sport bottle.

At least three pairs of cycling shorts. You need to have a clean pair every morning. Two or three pairs of “Coolmax.” Socks. Swim gear and beach towel. Walking boots. If you plan on doing any walking.