Cycling holiday kit check list

Journey Begins Cycling Holiday Kit List.

Hi, and thank you for booking your cycle holiday with us, we look forward to seeing you in the Alps soon where you will be riding some incredible cycling routes with breath taking views and stunning riding terrain. To help your trip go swimmingly we recommend bringing along the following pieces of kit for you and your bike.

We do hold a range of cycle parts, such as spare inner tubes, tyres, hangers, cables & brake pads, however it is impossible to have every different specific make and model, so we suggest bringing certain items that are specific to your bike. Some of you may be renting bikes through us, in this case we will bring bike specific items, however we still advise bringing items for fixing a puncture at the roadside. Alongside this we have some suggestions for your luggage, to keep it as light and easy to travel as possible whilst at the same time being warm and comfy both on and off the bike.

For your bike:

Bike specific multi tool

Inner tubes x 2

Chain power link

Pump (pocket sized)

Tyre levers

Spare rear hanger

Spare brake and gear cables

Small bike lock

Water bottles

Small saddle bag for emergency tools

On the bike:


Buff / cap

Sunglasses / cycling glasses

Sun cream

Cycle gloves, long and short fingered.

Cycle shorts with padding x at least 2 – wash one wear one!

Cycle jerseys x at least 2 – wash one wear one!

Waterproof outer jacket – cycle specific lightweight wind and water proof.

Cycling gilet

Arm & leg warmers or long sleeved leggings.


Warm base layer for cooler days

Shoe covers for cooler days


Off the bike:

Casual clothing – something comfortable to wear post rides, both for warm weather and cooler evenings.

Crocs / flip flops

Trainers / comfy shoes

Jeans / light weight trousers


Jumper / fleece

Down jacket or equivalent.


Compression tights

Swimming kit

Travel towel

Toiletries – personal items (Chamois cream?).

Head torch

A good book

UK to Europe plug adaptor

Camera + charger

Phone + charger


We hope this helps you to organise your holiday packing and please get in touch to discuss any details.

Wishing you a safe and super cycle holiday.

Journey Begins Ltd