Great Bike tours offers so much more than cycling on our trips. We want you to be as comfortable as you can possibly be for the adventures that await you so we have put together this packing list to help you be prepared for your Great Bike Tour. Our general recommendation in 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person.
Note: We do suggest that you prepare for all weather conditions. It is better to have the gear and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
We provide the following, but you can pack yours if you prefer:
Rear view mirror, basic bike computer, rear safety light, rear-rack bag
Complimentary GBT Water Bottle
Packing for the Cycling
Bike shorts and/or cycling pants
Cycling jersey or lightweight jacket
Arm/leg warmers/ear covers
Lightweight hat, headband
Packing for General Touring
Comfortable walking shoes
Comfortable clothing (suited to temperatures)
Casual dinner attire
Sweater or jacket for cool nights
Hat (for sun)
Swim suit/pool shoes/optional – beach towel
Camera (optional) w/ batteries or charger
Packing for Multi-Sport Activities
Boating & Kayaking
Swim shoes (that can get wet and stay on)/Deck shoes
Quick dry apparel
Sun protection – hat, lotion
Sunglass band to prevent loss
Comfortable walking shoes or boots
Proper fitting socks
Small day pack
Do not forget these important items
Great Bike Tour itinerary and contact information
Travel Insurance documentation (if purchased)
Passport (and photocopy) for international destination
Cash for incidentals and guide gratuities
Cell Phone(s) and charger(s)
Power adapter/converter for international destinations
Buffs, face masks, or cloth face coverings
When packing for our Great Bike Tour please keep in mind the length of the tour, and any additional add-on days before and after your tour. Check the weather forecast for your destination and make sure you only pack in your carry-on bag items permitted by the airlines (this is where you should pack your medications as well).
Plan to dress in layers on cooler days or in the evenings. Having multi-use items like wrinkle resistant shirts, compressible jackets, sun-proof clothing, and crushable hats will save you additional concerns. Don’t forget your sleeping attire (if necessary).
When packing your toiletries think about tucking in a few first aid items for “just in case”. Small items like tweezers, first-aid ointment, bandages, or even safety-pins do not take up much space and can come in handy.
We hope this list helps you to pack for your Great Bike Tour and we look forward to seeing you soon!