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Intrepid Cycle Cuba

Posted: 23 Oct 2016, 9:33pm
by fionat
Got back last week from Intrepid's 'Cycle Cuba' tour.

Longest day was 60km, but heat and humidity made it tougher than it sounded on paper. It was quite hilly too.

I very much enjoyed the trip, but it could have been better with a few tweaks - mainly to allow us to leave earlier to avoid cycling through the hottest part of the day, but that proved to be harder than it sounds.

There was always a support vehicle though if it got too much (4 of our group of 12 regularly hitched a ride)

The bikes were Trek 4200/4300 which were ideal for the terrain, and generally in good condition

I'd recommend it as good value for money, but you do need to be prepared for the heat! And the mozzies...

It's worth noting that you can pay for Intrepid's trips with Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and if you keep an eye on it they do a 4x offer every so often.

Re: Intrepid Cycle Cuba

Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 2:57pm
by adsheff
I'm going to do this trip - how was the support vehicle in terms of luggage space? Their trip notes say pack small/medium suitcase, however we are going on to do other things after this trip, so are taking a large, full case. Not sure if this is going to be a problem?!

Re: Intrepid Cycle Cuba

Posted: 3 Apr 2020, 4:58pm
by TrevA
Not done the Intrepid Tour, but we went to Cuba with Cycle Active. We had a group of 8 riders and 2 cycle mounted tour guides. We also had a small coach and driver for the entire 2 weeks of the tour. Some of the seats had been removed to enable the bikes to be carried on board the bus, but there was plenty of room for a decent sized suitcase on the bus, carried underneath, as on UK coaches.

We toured various parts of the island, so the bikes were loaded on board to enable us to travel to different parts. On cycling days, the Tour bus became a support bus, stopping along our route to top us up with water and offering encouragement. It also meant that if and when you had enough of riding for the day, you could just load your bike on the bus and climb aboard, to be taken to that night’s hotel.