After months of planning and decision making to book your bike route for cycling across Europe, you are now at the stage of your travel planning that you have to decide what to pack. Bike tours are tricky because you have some limitations. You don’t want to weigh your pack down with useless items but you still want to be well prepared. Remaining “self-contained” is essential when preparing a bike tour across Europe.
You will have to consider your “on-bike” gear as well your “off-bike” clothing for extra sightseeing and evenings out. Then of course, you will have your toiletries, personal items and other necessities.
Here are five travel tools that you will not want to be without:
#1 All-in-one Utility Knife
Commonly known as a Swiss Army knife, a medium sized all-in-one utility knife is essential for any trip. You will have to pack it in your check-in luggage on your flight. Once you arrive, you will be glad you brought it. They are easy to keep in your pocket or travel pouch. Just imagine riding through the French countryside and coming across a small grocery where you buy some fresh bread and cheese. Your utility knife will be the perfect tool to prepare a roadside snack.
#2 Universal Power Adapter
Today with our high-tech lives and dependency on our cellphones, a universal power adapter is one of the most essential items we can have in our travel case. A good adapter will have interchangeable plugs for the U.K., Europe, and at least one USB port. If you are traveling with a phone, camera and an iPad, its best to get one with multiple USB ports.
#3 Travel Pouch
Whether you like a hidden pocket or a fanny pack, a trusty travel pouch is indispensable. Your money and most precious documents should be kept close at all times. Choose one that is comfortable and easy to access the items you use frequently. A pouch with several pockets can help keep your cash, passport and tickets accessible and organized.
#4 Foldable Daypack
A lightweight and waterproof foldable daypack is especially useful when you are sightseeing and shopping. You can keep it folded away and pull it out when needed. The best models fold back into themselves into a zipped pocket and are small and compact when closed, yet sturdy and spacious when open.
#5 MyEasyRoute Travel App
Last, but certainly not least; the MyEasyRoute app is like having a tour leader, a guide and a concierge in your pocket. The MyEasyRoute App was exclusively designed for Verde Natura travelers but some itineraries can be purchased without a previous order. After having purchased a Verde Natura hiking or cycling trip, you will receive a voucher code to download your tailored travel itinerary. Your personalized itinerary, maps and detailed descriptions of landmarks are all at your fingertips. When you are looking for restaurants or extra activities, the app with offer ideas. The emergency alert button will put you in touch with our staff and locate you with exact GPS coordinates in order to send help. The interface is user-friendly and the app can be used in offline mode. Available for both Android and IOS.
It’s always best to be well prepared. Make a list of essential items to bring on your bike tour in Europe and let MyEasyRoute Travel App be your guide.
Article byCelia Abernethy – ItalyTravelMore.com