Sami’s bike tour packing list

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Since I already did a long biking tour before, I had most of the equipment ready. So fortunately I already kind of knew, which few things are important and worth it to have in a good quality and which i would hardly use once. So here is my complete bike tour packing list.

Touring bike and equipment

A good touring bike and its equipment are probably the most important elements, since you will spend a lot of time on it. I have my bike – Trek 920 since 2018 and I feel very comfortable on it. Since the beginning I ride it with Schwalbe marathon tyres. They let you ride very smoothly on paved roads, give you a very good protection against puncture and you can also go a little bit off road. Further, I kept the original saddle too (Bontrager evoke 1.5). Even though I already heard different opinions, I always felt comfortable on it, also by doing 100+ km distances.

Biking gear

Bike – Trek 920 disc, helmet, back panniers – Ortlieb Backroller plus (2 x 20 liters), front panniers – Ortlieb Frontroller plus (2 x 12.5 liters), handlebar bag Ortlieb ultimate 6 s plus, foldable lock (abus bordo), cycling computer (simple one), lights, replacement tubes (2), repair kit for tubes, multi tool, allen key set, tyre levers, replacement spokes (4-5 each), chain lubes (1 for general conditions, one for dry conditions), chain lock (2), chain whip, cassette tool, cable ties, replacement brake pads (2), valve adapter, swiss tool, replacement brake and shift cables. The only thing from my biking gear, which I forgot, are my lights. Normally I use lights, which are rechargeable by USB.

 

Camping equipment

To make the first bike touring experience more light and enjoyable for Anchica, I carry most of our common camping equipment with me on my bike.

Tent and sleeping mattress

On my last trip I already had my MSR hubba hubba NX – two person tent. It is easy to build, very light (around 1.5 kg) and has two entries, with space to store luggage on each side. It is very comfortable for one person, but since we are two now, we’d go for a slightly bigger one if we had to buy one. Both of us sleep on a Exped synmat UL LW camping mattress. They are a very good compromise between comfort and weight (ca 560 g).

From camping equipment i also took sleeping bag (ca 6° C comfort zone) – Exped lite 300, silk sleeping bag, air pillow, gas cooking stove – MSR rocket stove, multi fuel stove – Primus Omnifuel, set of pots (1 big, 1 small), aluminum cup, water filter – Katadyn BeFree, cutlery, cutting board, hammock, tarp/flysheet, thin rope 

Other camping equipment

I took also took sleeping bag (ca 6° C comfort) – Exped lite 300, silk sleeping bag, air pillow, gas cooking stove – MSR rocket stove, multi fuel stove – Primus Omnifuel, set of pots (1 big, 1 small), aluminium cup, water filter – Katadyn BeFree, cutlery, cutting board, hammock, tarp/flysheet, thin rope 

sami in biking clothes

Traveling equipment and clothes

We packed clothes to be comfortable in weather conditions reaching from deserts, tropical jungles up to high mountains. So our clothes selection includes: Underwear (5), socks (5 ), biking trousers (2), cotton t-shirts (4), shirts for biking ( 1 synthetic, 1 merino), long sleeve biking shirt (1), shorts (2), long trousers (1), rain jacket (1), rain trousers (1), down jacket (1), training pants (1), cap (1), buff (1), light hiking shoes, flip flops, warm biking gloves.

Our general traveling and technical equipment includes: Smart phone, iPod, power bank, chargers, passport, credit cards (Revolut), Swiss knife, backpack (Swiss army Kampfrucksack), dry bag, fanny pack, diary and pen, diving mask and snorkel, sunglasses, toiletries, earplugs, lock, book, towel, emergency blanket, needle and thread. Yes, you see good, we have no notebook and all blog we mostly manage from our phones.

This is all what i packed, but do not forget to check also our post about useful travel advices and tips.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

    1. anna chobot

      Thanks a lot..we are happy if we can inspire somebody else. Hopefully we will manage soon to actualize our blog (it s not easy without notebook) so you can read more..wish you all the best

  2. Jorge Hullinghorst

    Hello, what an impressive story. Something that in particular I would like to do. I am a cyclist and I live in La Ceiba, if I can help you in something. Have a good trip and enjoy it

    1. anna chobot

      Such a pity we couldnt see your post earlier..i wish we could be still there and meet..we are now back in switzerland but if you will once travel around here, you are more than welcomed0

  3. Osiris

    Felicitaciones, disfruten de su aventura 🚲

  4. Miriam Perdomo

    Are u in san pedro sula?
    I have a room for you .
    Will be a pleasure for us to share with you guys.
    God bless you

  5. Miriam Perdomo

    Hello, welcome to HONDURAS.
    Are you in san pedro sula?.
    I have a room for you.
    Will be a pleasure for us to share with you.
    God bless you.

    1. anna chobot

      Hi 🙂 and sorry for such an ultra late unswer, we had no laptop with us and just now we finally fixed the page..

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