What to bring

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If you are coming to the Biketour, here are some things that you might find useful (and we think are essential):

Bike stuff

  • ... a bike - read more here: FAQ#Bikes
  • A bike helmet (in Spain helmets outside of towns and cities, when it's not hot and you are not going up hill are mandatory! - see http://www.cyclehelmets.org/1068.html)
  • A puncture repair kit, spare tubes and bike pump (just in case)
  • A bike lock (and key for it!)
  • 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!)
  • Paniers to carry your stuff in, carrying a backpack is no fun at all!
  • Cycling clothes for all types of weather (but take as little clothes possible) - light colored, synthetic clothes preferred to resist sun and sweat, bright/strong/reflective clothes handy to 'be noticed' by motorized traffic)


  • A flashlight/torch, ideally a headlight
  • 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)

Everyday stuff

  • A container to keep maps dry
  • Water container, it's gonna be hot so this one is important! (min. 1 litre)
  • Swimming stuff :-)
  • Organic (biodegradable/non-polluting) soap, shampoo and toothpaste (We can also try to buy bigger collective amounts)
  • Sun cream, sunglasses, long sleeved shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Medication you (might) need
  • Plate, cup & cutlery

Sleeping equipment

  • A tent (it's usually possible to share...let us know if you don't have one)
  • Sleeping bag & mat

Bureaucracy and immaterial stuff

  • Valid ID like a passport
  • You might need a Visa
  • Money - in 2012, Biketour costs around € 5 per day, and you might want to buy stuff yourself.
  • Vegan and/or vegetarian recipes for one (or two) pot meals on the campfire, some herbs & spices you like

what you could bring

(please let us know, so we know who will bring what)

  • Maps of the region
  • A camera (check already if you can upload to our gallery)
  • A video camera
  • Good chopping knives
  • A book or other reading material that you wish to share with participants (it's nice to share stories and ideas in the fire light)
  • a small shovel
  • basic medical kit
  • specialized medical equipment in case you have
  • specialized bike tools
  • a spare phone & charger for BT
  • musical instruments, circus things !
  • USB sticks with movies - especially related to the BT theme (energy, climate change, ...) and with many :) subtitles
  • A small laptop/netbook or any mobile device to feed our twitter, etc.

Don't forget to register, and "maak van thuisblijvers geen spoorzoekers" (tell your folks!!!)