Kingston Upon Thames
- This is not the back road of Cuba, more like the A roads. The accommodation was moderate to poor. I undesrstand accommodation in some areas is had to find but would suggest altering the itinerary to deliver a higher standard. Much of the cycling started around lunch time, the hottest part of the day. Moving the accommodation nearer the start would help. e.g. from Santiago to Cuba to Guantanamo for the
Lmias to Baracoca ride. We had coffee at what seemed a good hotel in Guantanamo.
Published on: 12 December 2016
Thanks for your feedback. The nature of this itinerary, that has received positive client feedback for many years, is to take us into parts of Cuba that few visitors see. While some roads we cycle on are officially A-roads they have such a tiny amount of traffic that we feel our description of backroads to be accurate - Cuba’s per capita private vehicle ownership is amongst the lowest in the world. Cuba is a fascinating destination in many ways but unfortunately has a very limited hotel infrastructure that we try to highlight in our trip notes to help manage expectations. High standard hotels tend to be in the beach resorts in Cuba.