“La Ruta Mala” translates as “the bad way” but the name of this 860-mile bikepacking route through Cuba isn’t called that because of its difficulty, though it’s certainly difficult. No, it’s called that because locals kept flagging down the riders on this trip and shouting at them that they were headed the wrong way—”La Ruta Mala,” trying to direct them to the easier, paved roads. What fun is that? You can check out the whole route here.

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