Porto to Santiago de Compostela Bike Tour

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Packing recommendations for a cycling holiday with Top Bike Tours Portugal

It is always important to bring some items for a bicycle holiday so that your ride can be made comfortably.

Clothing:

A pair of padded shorts and cycling Jerseys. This way you can always have clean shorts to wear, as long as the used ones are washed at the end of each day.

Cycling Jerseys always come in handy with its well design pockets which make them safe for placing your phone, gloves, money, documentation, etc.

Although not an essential item, arm and Leg warmers are very useful if you need some extra comfort.

A light waterproof cycling jacket can fit into a jersey's pocket or into a cycling bag. It is always better to stay on the safe side on longer rides, just in case.

Don't let your hands become sore and bring some cycling gloves with you.

A Buff is very useful to protect your neck and ears from the cold or sunburn.

Bring a helmet. Although not mandatory, you should always wear one. If you don't have a helmet, we will provide you one.

Bicycle Bag:

Most cyclists prefer to bring some items on their bike rides. As such, the bicycles we provide on our cycling packages always come with an installed bag for any items you may carry.

kit for cycling holidays

GPS:

Even though maps are an important aspect of orientation, a GPS is going to make your journey more enjoyable and without the stress of knowing if you are doing an exact reading of a map. The GPS is going to save you time so that you can enjoy more your moments in nature.

A Garmin GPS is provided by us.

Detailed information about the experience will also be available for you on your mobile phone. With it you can also use GPS and track the route. The information provided on your phone uses an app called Ride With GPS. Even though some mobile phones have good battery life, it is essential that you bring a battery to recharge it during your ride if necessary.

Advantages of using Ride With GPS app:

  • Get turn-by-turn voice navigation
  • offline maps
  • Customized route and event pages.

The support for your mobile phone on the handlebar is provided by us.


Other essential items:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle: Provided by us
  • Small first aid kit
  • Inner tubes, pump, tools, lock and lights: provided by us
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