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
Bright bike lights – important for when we go through tunnels!
GPS navigation computer such as Garmin 800/ 820 / 1000 with our routes pre-installed and ready to go
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 and extra battery
A small top tube bag to store wallet, energy bars and phone or camera comes in handy.
Some of the hotels we stay in have a pool so bring a bathing suit
Sandals for when you want to remove your cycling shoes and move around more gracefully .
Wind and waterproof clothing
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.
One hand luggage sized bag
One bike bag or bike box if you are taking your bike on the plane
A bike lock for safe storage over lunch and in the evenings
Some comfortable, casual evening wear for when we kick back and relax
Cycling Rain jacket
Shaved legs - this is not essential but HIGHLY recommended. You will get a great massage every day and it is a REAL sport recovery massage. If you have hairy legs the hair follicules can get irritated by the massage and even get infected.
For the mountain trips (please keep in mind the weather in the mountains can change quickly):
Full-finger, wind-resistant gloves
Shoe covers‚ toe or full foot
Arm and leg warmers
ALSO, DON’T FORGET:
Your passport and airline tickets
Your travel insurance details
Visa (if required)
Any medication that you will require
A travel power adapter (for charging mobile phones etc. in your room)