Cuba by Bike

36 Rides Across the Caribbean's Largest Island
Cassandra Brooklyn
Book cover for Cuba by Bike by Cassandra Brooklyn
A cyclist’s guide to the best of Cuba

Cuba is continuing to see a big upswing in American and Canadian tourism since relations between the nations were relaxed a couple years ago. As locals and thrifty travelers know, the cheapest, healthiest, most scenic—and often fastest—way to travel in Cuba is by bicycle.

The rides vary in length, many combining to create multiday loops. Detailed directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east. Subsequent rides are clustered in the three best regions of Cuba for cycling: Pinar del Rio, Central Cuba, and the Oriente.

Organized cleverly by regions outside Havana that are just made for cycling, this guide will include 36 rides that make the most of every mile. In addition to directions, maps, and a scenic itinerary for each ride, there will also be crucial information for the bicycling traveler, including where to get supplies and equipment, how to safely park your bike, safety tips, and more.

December 2019
6 x 9 | 216pp | Paperback |
60 color photographs, 35 maps
$22.95 (US)
$28.95 (CA)
About the Author
Cassandra Brooklyn is a New York City-based writer, travel planner, and tour leader specializing in the US, Latin America, and Middle East. She runs EscapingNY, an off-the-beaten-path tour company that organizes bike and non-bike tours to Cuba and elsewhere. She has been traveling to Cuba since 2013, has visited every province, and written about the country in various publications, including: Travel & Leisure, The Daily Beast, and Moon Travel Guides. Visit her at escapingny.com, on Instagram and Facebook @escapingny, or Twitter @escapingnewyork.