Website about our cycling tour through Europe.
With practical tips for people with similar plans.

A good preparation is necessary for a trip like this. You need not only a sound travel plan but also good equipment. Choosing the right bikes and tent requires carefull consideration. We will deal with those issues separately. But also you have to think about the other stuff you want to take with you: on the one hand you want to have everything with you that makes live easy and comfortable, on the other hand you have to limit yourself: you have to carry everything on your bikes. After much deliberation we have decided to pack the folowing:

 

                                                    PACK LIST 2005

 

TOILETRIES

2x toilet bag

2x soap

2x shampoo(small bottle)

2x tooth paste

4x tooth brush

dental floss

sun lotion
UV-lipstick sunfactor 25

body milk

paper handkerchiefs

nail scissors and -file

toilet paper

4 big lightweight towels

8 small lightweight towels

comb
tampons/pantyliners

medicin as required

shaving stuff

 

CLOTHES

4x sun(cycle)glasses + etui

4x2 quick dry T-shirt (up)

4x quick dry undershirt

4x shirt (crease-resistant)

4x3 underpants (quick dry)

4x2 zip trousers

4x leightweight raincoat

4x Teva-sandals

4x warm socks

4x swimming gear

4x cap

4x2 handkerchiefs

4x leightweight fleece sweater

4x short pyjamas

1x Buff shawl

4x cycle helmets

1x summer dress

 

FIRST AID

first aid-set (incl. scissors, pincet)

bandage

gauze dressing

plasters

adhesive tape

betadine

eardrops

antiseptic cotton

sling

bandage

insect lotion (DEET)

painkillers

earplugs

tick pincer

insulating blanket

T3 oil

Click Away

CAMPING GEAR

tent + wing + necessities

2x waterproof cover for tent

2x Therm-A-Rest mattress + Lite Chair + repairkit

2x EVA-mattress

4x sleeping bag

4x pocket pillow

lightweight hammer

extra tent pegs etc.

tent repair kit

needle & thread

clothesline

clothes pegs

detergent

 

BAGS/PAPERS/MONEY

4x2 back panniers

2x2 front panniers

1x handlebar bag

compact backpack

2x passport

2x drivers licence

2x guarantee card+2x creditcard

money

wallet

land- en routemaps

addresses[1]

insurance papers (travel, health, bicycles)

copy's of papers[2]

land information

camping card/FKK card

camping guide/list campings

tickets/proof of payments

 

RECRATION

digital compact photo camera

battery charger

extra memory card

USB-connection

pen + paper

language/travelguide

logbook

frisbee

books

star map

2 decks of cards

games

waterball

small football

 

FOOD

sandwich filling

set of pans (incl. grip + fry pan)

stove

camping gaz tank (not in plain!)

4x big mug with handle

4x lightweight cutlery

carving board

wooden spoon

4x plastic spoon

4x travel mug

2x plastic wineglass

foldable bowl

instant coffe

2x pocket knife (tin opener + corkscrew)

candy/nuts/dextrose

pepper/salt/sugar/spices

supplies (rice, pasta, oil, mayonaise, sausage, cheese, etc.)

plastic bottles + tupperware

scourer

washing-up liquid

2 tea-towel

sink stopper

floor-cloth

 

 

BIKES+MAINTENANCE

4x bicycles

2x chain lock

2x bicycle pump

8x bidons

4x bicycle computer

multitool (incl. screwdriver + allens wrenches)

Magura maintenance set

Rohloff maintenance set

inner tube (fitting valve)

adapter

(screw)bolts + nuts

spair brake pads

fork wrenches

rubber solution set

strong tape

iron wire

spokes (spair + emergency)

nipple stretcher

reservehaken fietstassen

tie wraps

aantal fietskettingschakels

kettingpons

kettingolie

poetsdoek

wipes

 

OVERIGEN

2x zaklamp + batterijen

2x hoofdlamp + batterijen

plastic tassen

plastic zakjes

elastiekjes

(storm)lucifers

touw

veiligheidsspelden

rubberen kurk + plastic dop

3x reservebril + etui

horloge

picknickkleed

mobieltje + oplader

spin

res. gespen en knopen

fluitje

 

 



[1] Incl. emailadressen, adressen ambassades, nummers creditcards + pasjes, alarmnummers + telefoonnummers om pasjes, creditcards te blokkeren.

[2] Neem een e-mail account ( bijvoorbeeld een hotmail-/of yahoo-adres), scan de belangrijkste papieren en stuur ze naar je inbox van je email account.