What to bring?

These things you should bring for yourself:

Bike stuff

  • A bicycle – for more info look at the other FAQs
  • Puncture repair kit, spare tubes, bike pump
  • Other spare parts, like spokes with correct size for your wheel, brake shoes etc. special tools if your bicycle needs them
  • Bikelights, back and front (we try not to cycle in the dark, but if we do – cars will NOT expect you. There might also be tunnels!)
  • A bike lock (and key for it!)
  • A bike helmet if you want (in some countries it is unfortunately mandatory)
  • Panniers to carry your stuff in, carrying a backpack is no fun at all!
  • Sleeping equipment

  • A tent (it’s usually possible to share… try to manage this beforehand on the wiki or mailing list though often you can find a place spontaneously)
  • Sleeping bag & mat
  • Everyday stuff

  • Water container, it’s gonna be hot so this one is important! (min. 1 litre)
  • Sun cream, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts, hat
  • Plate or Bowl, cup & cutlery
  • A knife
  • A flashlight/torch, ideally a headlight
  • Waterproof jacket
  • (Cycling) clothes for all types of weather (but take as little clothes as possible), bright/strong/reflective clothes handy to ‘be noticed’ by motorized traffic
  • Medication you (might) need
  • Organic (biodegradable/non-polluting) soap, shampoo and toothpaste (We can also try to buy bigger collective amounts)
  • Swimming stuff, Towel
  • At least a pair of toe covered shoes (for safety reasons when we help out with construction work and for the bad weather days)
  • First Aid kit
  • A container to keep maps dry
  • instruments and songbooks
  • If you bring a mobile phone, don’t forget your charger/cable
  • If your devices need batteries, bring rechargeable ones. (We’ll try to have a collective charger for the whole tour)
  • Bureaucracy and immaterial stuff

  • Valid ID (like a passport; check the requirements for people with your citizenship for every country you will go through!)
  • You might need a Visa
  • Money – around € 3-5 per day for the collective Biketour budget, and you might want to buy stuff yourself.
  • Vegan recipes for pot meals on the rocket stove/campfire, some herbs & spices you like
  • workshop ideas, things/skills that you want to share and the tools/materials/info you might need for it
  • Additionally there are some collective things we need, take a look at this list on our wiki and add yourself to the things you can bring along. If you think we forgot something important, just add it to the list yourself!

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