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Bicycle Touring Checklist – What You Need To Pack

Are you wondering what to bring on a long bike ride? Perhaps you are considering joining one of our many bike tours at Pedaltours, or you are simply researching more about the ideal bike touring gear list. Regardless of the reason, you have come to the right place!

This blog will explore what to bring on a cycling trip. Let’s get started.


Clothing is a must on long bike rides. However, an extensive wardrobe is not necessary. Ideally, you should have cycling clothes and casual clothes. The type of clothing can depend on the destination and its climate, but we highly suggest bringing:

  • Jacket
  • Socks
  • Cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey/T-shirt – a jersey or T-shirt is given for free with each tour
  • Synthetic underwear
  • Hat/cap
  • Arm warmers
  • Cycling shoes
  • Sunglasses


In terms of equipment or other essentials to bring, we recommend:

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip balm
  • Watch
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Portable charger
  • Binoculars
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Travel towel
  • First-aid kit – plasters, adhesive first-aid tape, alcohol wipes, medicines, etc.
  • Bike tools and spare parts – spare tubes, air pump, repair kit, tyre pressure gauge etc.

Depending on the season and location, you might also consider bringing items for potential foul weather, such as rain covers and waterproof rain jackets. At Pedaltours, the maximum luggage weight is capped at 20kg/44lbs, which can be divided into two small bags.

It is also worth noting that we also provide bike rentals for a minimum of three days if you would rather rent a bike than bring your own. The duration depends on the destination.

With the above bike ride essentials, you can enhance your bike touring experience, especially if you book a bike tour with Pedaltours. We offer a selection of exciting bike tours for all types of riders, with destinations across the world, from Vietnam to Germany. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, we have the perfect bike tour for you. If you are interested in joining one of our thrilling bike tours for the chance to sightsee and exercise, please feel free to get in touch to learn more.