Suggested packing list

See information on appropriate clothing and equipment for your bicycle tour. We also have packing tips to help lighten your load.

Download our printable suggested packing list.

Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Water bottle 
  • Waist pack or small day pack

Clothing

  • 2 pairs of riding shorts (we recommend padded shorts and that you try them out before your tour) 
  • 2 riding jerseys (quick-dry)
  • 2 pairs of quick dry socks for cycling
  • Comfortable shoes for biking and walking
  • Riding gloves
  • 2-3 tee-shirts or casual shirts 
  • Trousers or jeans
  • 1-2 pairs of casual socks for non-cycling activities
  • 3-5 sets of underwear (quick-dry)
  • Cool-weather jacket or rain jacket 
  • Extra layers and gloves for cooler season or climate (thin, thermal, water-wicking)
  • Bathing suit 
  • Sandals

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Razor 
  • Hair brush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer

Miscellaneous

  • Passport, wallet and ID 
  • Health insurance card
  • Travel insurance card
  • Cash and/or credit cards
  • Camera (with spare battery)
  • Plastic bags (for dirty laundry, wet clothes)
  • Electronic chargers (for camera, e-reader, cell phone)
  • Adaptors or convertors

First aid kit

  • Insect repellent
  • Antiseptic cream or antibiotic ointment
  • Sunscreen and total bloc
  • Band-aids and 'Second Skin' for blisters
  • Salve for chafing
  • Medications (in original bottles with your name on them)

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