We can make your holiday planning easier! What should you pack to enjoy a worry-free cycling holiday?
There’s one decision we cannot make for you: which favourite T-shirt you should take. When you go on a cycling tour over several days, remember to pack only as much luggage as you can comfortably transport on your bike.
And before setting off, you should always check your bike (or have it checked) for roadworthiness! Above all, it is important that the brakes work well, even with the increased demands made by the luggage.
You should take the following things on your cycling holiday:
- Water-proof panniers
- Handlebar bag
- Clothing: shorts, trousers, bike shorts, socks, underwear, T-shirts, waterproof trousers, a jumper, waterproof coat, hat with visor, swimsuit, trainers, a spare pair of shoes
- Cosmetics and travel kit: must-have cosmetics, sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, any required medicines, spare pair of glasses, aspirin (or similar)
- Bike accessories: lock, replacement hose, air pump and repair kit, small tools, cloth
- and also ... drinking bottle, bike gloves, bike helmet, bike goggles, sunglasses, cycling maps, cycling travel guides, youth hostel card, EC card/credit card, writing materials, mobile phone with charger, camera with charger, pocket knife, something to read, sewing kit, detergent
- if relevant, camping equipment such as: tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, crockery, cooking utensils, torch