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Packing For an Overseas Tour

TravelSuitcasePeople often ask about packing. Our tour are quite casual. In fact most of Europe is pretty casual when it comes to dress. Since we will be riding most of the time, you don’t need to bring very much to wear in the evening.  If something needs to be washed during the tour, wash it out as soon as your get to our overnight stop and hang it up to dry. If it’s not dry in the morning, just put it in a plastic bag in your luggage and finish drying it at the next overnight stop.

Below is a very general packing list to help your out.

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

Health and Wellness

  • 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)