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Packing List
Packing List


Packing List

Cycling Tours - Packing List - Ride 25

What essentials do I need to pack?

  • Passport
  • Cycle helmet – must be worn and strapped up at all times
  • Under-saddle bag to carry spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, small bike tool and tyre levers
  • Small bike pump
  • Two water bottles and carriers
  • Bright bike lights – important for when we go through tunnels!
  • GPS navigation computer such as Garmin 800 / 1000
  • Mobile phone with Strava app downloaded (if you are not using a Garmin or navigation device)
  • Phone mount for mobile phone (if using  Strava for navigation purposes)
  • Portable phone charger
  • Warm wind and waterproof clothing – the weather in the mountains can change quickly (see our tried and tested clothing tips below)
  • Snacks – energy bars, muesli bars and energy drinks
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Chamois cream (for tender parts!)
  • Personal travel insurance – all riders will be required to sign a disclaimer and must arrange insurance individually. Cyclosure provide policies aimed at trips like this. Many annual travel policies DO NOT cover cycle touring without paying an additional premium – please check yours
  • One hand luggage sized bag
  • One bike bag or bike box if you are taking your bike on the plane (we recommend bike boxes – these can be selected as an optional extra in the booking process)
  • A bike lock for safe storage over lunch and in the evenings

Important note: All your belongings that you do not need whilst you are on your bike need to be contained in a hand luggage sized bag i.e. 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in) and should weigh no more than 10kg.

What kind of clothes do I need

We recommend layering up so that you can add or remove items of clothing to keep you at a comfortable temperature. Always make sure you carry waterproof layers with you and buy clothes made from a fabric that is designed specifically for exercise that will absorb sweat and dry out quickly.

  • Padded cycling shorts – always best to go commando! (honestly)
  • Cycling jersey or synthetic top  (however, we will provide you with two high quality, breathable, fully personalised cycling shirts for use on all multi-day cycling holidays)
  • Cycling socks
  • Cycling shoes and pedals (either clipless with your own pedals or firm-soled shoes suitable for cycling)
  • Helmet
  • Wind jacket
  • Windproof / showerproof gilet or warm vest/jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Full-finger, wind-resistant gloves
  • Shoe covers‚ toe or full foot
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Some comfortable, casual evening wear for when we kick back and relax

Also, don’t forget:

  • Your passport and airline tickets
  • Your travel insurance details (see our section on insurance)
  • Visa (if required)
  • Any medication that you will require
  • A travel power adapter (for charging mobile phones etc. in your room)
  • A personal navigation system (if required)



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