Writer Louise Palmer and her husband spent their summer vacation traveling without the kids, by bicycle. One big upside: Packing doesn’t take long at all.
Pack Light for Long Distance Bike Trip
Here’s their packing list:
Two cycling outfits (shorts, top, socks); one to wear, one to wash.
one sun dress
one lightweight sweater
one pair of underwear
one pair of lightweight sandals
necessary basic toiletries
one rain jacket – it’s worth getting a good lightweight one
· two spare inner tubes
· one tire inflation kit (valve and pressurized CO2 cartridge)
· one all purpose tool
And one map to start you off. After that … who knows where you’ll be.