Cycling Tours in Vietnam-Bike Tours in Vietnm

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO BRING

It is important that the clothing you take on your cycling holiday is appropriate for the trip you have chosen. There is a fine balance between taking too much and too little, especially considering that you need to equip yourself for differing levels of physical exertion and also for a range of climatic conditions.

On most days your main luggage will be stowed out of reach while we ride, so it is a good idea to bring a day bag or small rucksack to have quick access.

A suggested list will be included in your predeparture information, but here is some of the items that you will find on it:

  • Cycling helmet (mandatory)
  • Bandana or sweat band
  • Cycling gloves
  • Buff or similar
  • Biking glasses
  • Stiff soled cycling shoes / SPD shoes
  • Cycling tops - long or short sleeved depending on climate
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Lightweight waterproof breathable biking jacket
  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Baggy overshorts or trousers (for propriety)
  • Cycling tights (if in a cold climate)
  • Sun hat
  • Miscellaneous
  • Towel
  • Sarong
  • Torch/Head Lamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun cream.
  • Sun block for lips. Burnt lips hurt and take a long time to heal.
  • Camera. You’d be silly not to.
  • Spare batteries. For camera and flashlights.
  • Toilet kit. Suggestions: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, moisture lotion, razor and shaving cream, tampons etc. (there won’t be any convenience stores nearby)
  • First Aid – see Health for more info
  • Electrolyte powder or tablets
  • Ear plugs.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bike Kit (if bringing your own bike)
  • Bike
  • Pump
  • Allan keys
  • Chain lubricant
  • Inner tubes
  • Tire levers Puncture repair kit
  • Tires

Please be aware that if you have a high tech bike - full suspension, disk brakes, hydraulic brakes - we do not carry tools or parts for fixing all of these components, so please bring your own or you might even consider bringing a more basic bike.