2018 U.S. Gran Fondo National Series, supported by Haute Route

Gran Fondo Havana

Gran Fondo Havana

October 17 - October 23 2017
Havana, Cuba, USA

A truly unique event! Travel to the untouched exotic land of Cuba for the UCI internationally-sanctioned Gran Fondo Havana!

This event has been prepared meticulously with over-the-top logistics, coordination, and handpicked options to satisfy the most demanding cyclists and travelers. Our executive staff has traveled to Cuba and personally inspected road conditions, security and support possibilities, hotel and dining options, as well as all protocols with government officials to ensure a well-supported, fully certified race of the highest caliber. The Cuban government has officially endorsed this event and will be providing local support and logistical coordination to ensure a successful event. In addition, the UCI (cycling's world governing body) has officially sanctioned Gran Fondo Havana and added it to their international calendar.

GRAN FONDO HAVANA will take place in Havana, Cuba, October 21 and 22, 2017

This event has been approved by Cuba's Cycling Commision, Cuba's National Sports Institute, and sanctioned by the UCI (cycling’s world governing body).

A unique event in Havana, Cuba, where riders of all levels and ages, male and female, are welcome. It will consist of two events over two days:

- The first is a 70 mile/ 113 km race on Saturday, October 21, on a secure closed circuit in the famous Malecon district. Participants must have USAC or UCI license to participate.

- The second event is a 60 miles/97 km GRAN FONDO TOUR on Sunday October 22nd from Malecon to Port of Mariel, complete with special police escort.

If you like to race, Saturday will be a good day to show your strength and speed; or if you are a more occasional rider, Sunday is the day to enjoy a ride with family, friends, and Pro-Riders alike.

Gran Fondo Havana will include medical personnel, police presence, and support vehicles allowing participants to ride through Havana and explore the local atmosphere and the breathtaking scenery that this Caribbean island has to offer in a safe and secure way. Cyclists from USA, Canada, Europe, and all over Latin America have been captivated by this opportunity to participate, adding a heavy international flavor for a unique competitive group.

All these elements plus our decades of experience organizing cycling trips from the USA to Cuba will make this event a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Gran Fondo Havana

Routes: 2 days, 70 miles per day
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

October 21 and 22, 2017


$2495 USD all-inclusive 7-day trip including roundtrip airfare from Miami

What's Included?

- Rountrip airfare (Miami-Havana-Miami)

- All-inclusive hotel including meals and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

- Guided sight-seeing in Havana

- Cuban Visa

- Cuban Health Insurance (government required)

- Airport Taxes

- 1 checked bag

- 1 bike box or case

- Airport transfers

- Registration and entry fee

- Full mechanical assistance

- In-competition refreshments and race food

- Special Participation Bag and Medal

- Special Event T-Shirt ? Event Jersey

- Post-competition party with Cubans

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Free Training Rides
Post Ride Shower
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Havana, Cuba
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Oct 17 2017 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Havana