The List Of Gear You Need To Start Bicycle Touring

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The basic equipment needed for bicycle touring is really rather simple. To get started you will need:

  • A bicycle.
  • Some way of carrying your belongings (whether it be in a trailer or a set of panniers).
  • Camping equipment ((if you choose to camp) such as a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.).
  • A stove and the appropriate fuel ((if you choose to cook your own food) plus utensils and a cooking pot).
  • Bicycle tools (such as a multi-tool, spare tube, patch kit, etc.).
  • Clothing (i.e. shorts, shirts, rain jacket, shoes, etc.).
  • Safety gear (such as a helmet and light).
  • Technological devices (such as a cell phone, camera, GPS, etc.).
  • Food and water.
  • And any personal items you might choose to bring along.

Detailed packing lists for a bike tour of any length can be found inside: The Bicycle Touring Blueprintthe best book on the planet for planning, preparing for, and executing a bike tour of any kind, anywhere in the world.

About Darren Alff

My goal as the Bicycle Touring Pro is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I do all of the work on this website by myself. Since 2007, all of the articles, books, emails, interviews, photos, podcasts and videos have been created by me in my spare time. Thanks to the generous donations I receive from readers like you, I'm able to focus on creating regular, high-quality content; invest further in developing the website; and cover the costs related to my bicycle touring activities.

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