By now, you’ve probably booked your tour (or are awfully close!) and are excited and anxious for your upcoming adventure. Now it’s time to prepare. But where should you start? We’ve organized trip preparation into several helpful pages for you. See below for a breakdown on some great information and tips on how to get you prepared for your upcoming tour.
First and most important rule: PACK LIGHT.
You have several options when it comes to money during your trip. Every destination wants you to spend your money there, but they all have different norms and infrastructure for accessing and using it. Be sure to research your specific destination, but here are a few reminders and guidelines.
An international cell phone can be extremely helpful, especially if you’re on a self-guided tour and need to reach the tour operator between towns. It’s also great peace of mind so that family can reach you in case of emergency. Or just call (or send a text, photo, or video!) to friends back home to remind them that you’re on an overseas bike tour and they’re not (or just to say “hi!”).
Books and maps
If you’re like most travelers, the building anticipation of your bicycle tour is half the fun, and you may enjoy doing some research and getting additional materials in advance of your tour.