The movies and television have done a great job of providing entertainment surrounding the details of a road trip gone wrong… at least a half-dozen come to mind and you probably laughed out loud at all of them. But to avoid encountering a vacation filled with the likes of “Thelma and Louise” or “Road Trip” there are a few precautions before you set out to make that journey as safe and enjoyable as possible.
When it comes to any type of a vacation or getaway, there are certain things you want to pack. But, in the case of bike tours, it’s less about swimming suits and surfboards and more along the lines of gear and types of clothing you should be packing. If you have never been on bike tours before and you want to be ahead of the game, this list is a great place to start because it’s a checklist of sorts that talks to you about different locations and what types of gear you might consider taking with you on your scenic trip – long or short. Be sure to read all of the tips below so you can pack accordingly. By the way, your list may vary depending on if you are doing this solo – without a support van or with a support van. For this list we have compiled a checklist for solo trips – without support vans.