3,146 KMS IN 18 DAYS JAN 18 - FEB 4, 2021
CUBA CLASSICCUBA CLASSIC
RALLY 2021
RALLY 2021
CUBA CLASSIC
CUBA CLASSIC
LEFT HAND
DRIVE CARS
ONLY!
SEE CUBA BEFORE IT CATCHES UP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD
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Other than being a large Caribbean island, that’s about the
extent of most people’s knowledge of this great country. Our
rally gives you a chance to see and experience the Cuba that
Fidel Castro created in your own classic. We have permission
from the highest authority to bring in your own car – as long
as it’s left hand drive - and share the open roads with the other
Cuban classics.
The Rally explores virtually the entire island, which is about
the size of the UK, from the hustle and bustle of Havana to the
quiet countryside where the main form of transport is a horse
and cart. We take in the small towns preserved in aspic from
the pre-revolution times including the point where Christopher
Columbus landed in 1492, claiming the Island for his Spanish
masters. No visit to Cuba is complete without a trip to a cigar
plantation and factory where you can discover the truth about
cigars being rolled on the thighs of virgins! And you have to try
the seven year old rum to drink with your cigar.
It’s a mysterious place borne out of a
revolution that has locked it in a time
capsule. You know about Fidel Castro
and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of
Pigs and cigars. You know about the cars
- old American 50’s icons that have been
‘preserved’ and are in everyday use.
La Esperanza
Cabacas
Matanzas
La Isabela
Playa Giryn
Ciego de Avila
Isla de la Juventud
Cayo Largo
Moa
Manzanillo
Guane
VINALES
3
2
MARIA LA GORDA
CINFUEGOS
1
HAVANA
11
TRINIDAD
5
6
CAMAGUEY
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
7
Guantnamo
BARACOA
8
9
4
GUADLAVACA
CAYO SANTA MARIA
10
Now you can be part of a historic
adventure, starting and nishing in
Havana. By travelling the length and
breadth of the island you see sights
and experience local life in a way no
other visitors can. We explore the
interior, the towns, the history and
byways, visiting colourful towns,
tobacco plantations, waterfalls and
inviting turquoise beaches. It’s all here
including the incredible music and
exceptional night-life.
We drive La Farola, the best mountain
pass in Cuba, we go round the Bay of
Pigs, pass by Guantanamo, visit the
memorial to Che Guevara in Santa
Clara, drive the fantastic causeways
up to 48kms in length that join
romantic islands to the mainland, and
try the food in a local Paladar.
Accommodation will be the best
possible and we will have rest days
at regular intervals so that you can
enjoy the culture and life style of
the Cubans. Navigation will be on
our tried and tested system of a
combination of roadbook, maps and
apps to ensure you don’t get lost. All
driving days are scheduled to be in
daylight hours.
We are here to help you at all times
including the shipping of your car,
provide the all-important visas, money
conversion and health matters. On
the rally we have a professional
mechanic to help you with your
car and a medic to ensure you stay
healthy throughout.
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ACCOMODATION
We nd the most suitable accommoda-
tion available at all destinations taking
into account the need for parking and
ease of access. Breakfast is included
for each night while evening meals are
provided on travelling days
BACK-UP
As usual we will have a mechanic with
us and a medic to keep body, soul and
car together.
VEHICLES
This rally is ideal for classic cars pre-1980.
CLIMATE
Cuba is a hot Caribbean Island but we
have chosen a less humid time of year
to travel.
CUBA CLASSICCUBA CLASSIC
RALLY 2021
RALLY 2021
CUBA CLASSIC
CUBA CLASSIC
3,811 KMS IN 18 DAYS
JAN 18 - FEB 4, 2021
INCLUDED IN THE RALLY
• Accommodations for all nights of the rally
• VIP Lounge at arrival
• Hotels/Casa Particulars
• Cuban music
• Special events
• Superb driving
• Historic locations
• Rally plates
• Experienced Rally Organiser
• Mechanical Support
• A medic
• Breakfast and most evening meals
• Local Culture
• 3rd Party Insurance
• Detailed Tulip Roadbook
• Photographic record of the event
US CITIZENS:
This rally is OFAC compliant and is a People to
People event as we will have local drivers with us
for the entire rally. Please see our website for
the relevant information.
LEFT HAND
DRIVE CARS
ONLY!
SEE CUBA BEFORE IT CATCHES UP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD
Details correct at time of going to print.
Please be aware that route and hotels may vary.
DAY 1 – MONDAY, JANUARY 18TH
Arrival at Jose Marti International
airport.VIP service on arrival. A VIP
lounge attendant will meet you o your
ight and escort you through customs
to the VIP lounge where you can enjoy
an open bar whilst your luggage is
collected for you. Private transfer to
Hotel in Havana (around 25 minutes
drive). Three nights in Melia Cohiba
5 star hotel.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH
Collect and register the cars. Meet local
car clubs. Group meal in the evening
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20TH
Day sightseeing in Havana.
DAY 4 – THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST
Drive from Havana to Maria la Gorda
(312kms). Two nights in Maria la Gorda
Hotel
DAY 5 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 22ND
Day to sh/dive or drive to Cabo
San Antonio
DAY 6 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD
Drive from Maria la Gorda to San Diego
de los Banos via Vinales (229kms)
Overnight in Hotel Mirador
DAY 7 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH
Drive from San Diego de los Banos to
Cienfuegos via the Bay of Pigs (417kms)
Overnight in Hotel Jagua.
DAY 8 – MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH
Drive from Cinfuegos to Trinidad
over the hills. (100kms). Overnight in
Trinidad in Casa Particular
DAY 9 – TUESDAY, JANUARY 26TH
Drive from Trinidad to Camaguey
(257kms). Overnight in Casa Particular.
DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH
Drive from Camaguey to Santiago de
Cuba (325kms). Overnight in the Melia
Santiago, Santiago de Cuba.
DAY 11 – THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH
Drive from Santiago to Baracoa via La
Firola mountain pass (240kms). Two
nights in hotel El Castillo, Baracoa.
DAY 12 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH
Day o in Baracoa.
Day 13 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH
Drive from Baracoa to Guardalavaca
(303kms). One night in the all-inclusive
Paradisus Rio Oro, Playa Guardalavaca,
Holguin.
DAY 14 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST
Drive from Guardalavaca to Cayo Santa
Maria (550kms). Two nights in the all-
inclusive Melia Buenavista.
DAY 15 – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
Day o in Cayo Santa Maria.
DAY 16 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
Drive from Cayo Santa María to Havana
via Santa Clara and Hershey village
(413kms). Two nights in the hotel
Nacional de Cuba, Havana.
DAY 17 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
Free time exploring Havana or relaxing
by the pool.
DAY 18 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
Depart at noon
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CUBA CLASSICCUBA CLASSIC
RALLY 2021
RALLY 2021
CUBA CLASSIC
CUBA CLASSIC
3,811 KMS IN 18 DAYS
JAN 18 - FEB 4, 2021
LEFT HAND
DRIVE CARS
ONLY!
THE ITINERARY
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WHY GO WITH BESPOKE RALLIES?
We are a very experienced rally organisation
with notable events past and present,
including the Tiger Rally in South East
Asia, the Himalaya Classic Rally, The Great
Amazon Adventure, The Maya Classic Rally,
The Cuba Classic Rally, The PanAm Classic,
The Royal Rajasthan, The Trans Himalaya
Rally, Slartibartfast, Magical Madagascar and
the Grand Prix of South America. We have
pioneered rallies into Vietnam and were
the rst to get permission to take a rally to
Bhutan which we visited twice. We have a
great team in the oce and on the road
which means you are in good hands from
start to nish.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS DO YOU RUN?
Our events are either a Tour or a
Competition or an Endurance event. Our
Tours are designed to give you time to enjoy
the scenery as well as the journey. Our
Competition events are based on regularity.
Our Enduro events are tougher and
generally include dirt and/or graded roads.
All events have a Touring class.
WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU GIVE?
On most events we provide mechanical
assistance using one of our teams of
experienced ‘bush’ mechanics who are used
to keeping cars on the road in all conditions.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE?
Apart from great driving, exceptional routes
and our fantastic team, the entry fee always
includes all your accommodation on rally
days, breakfast and most evening meals
including a welcome and nal gala dinner.
On Competitive events we include trophies
and comprehensive results. On every event
there is a rally bag containing a detailed
roadbook, some clothing appropriate to the
event, pens, clipboards etc. We also include
car decals, rally plates and on Touring events
we provide a GPS to make sure you get
round with ease.
WHAT ARE YOUR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
For most events we like to have pre-1980
cars as around this time they started to
become more complicated and include
computers. However, if you have a later
classic and are prepared to accept that we
cannot repair the electronics, then give us
a call and if we like the sound of it, you are
welcome to join us.
WHAT DO I NEED TO NAVIGATE ON A
COMPETITION RALLY?
You need a trip meter from Brantz,
TerraTrip, Monit or similar. We suggest you
have a couple of clocks in the car and read
the rules and regulations carefully.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Complete an entry form as far as you can
at the time and send it with a deposit to
Bespoke Rallies. We will write back and
conrm you have been successful. The entry
form should be accompanied by a deposit as
specied. If you have any queries please feel
free to call the rally oce. Our T&Cs are on
the website.
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