Cycling Holiday Packing List


Passo-Giau |Giro d'Italia | Maratona dles Dolomites

This cycling holiday packing list should save you time and hassle!

As this list is long please try and keep your luggage size to a minimum as space will be at a premium during transfers. You can pack clothes around your bike in plastic bags in your bike box. We assume you will have a bike box, one piece of hold luggage and a small carry on that doubles as your day bag for Team Car supported rides.

Perhaps pop a beer or bottle of wine in the fridge right now to enjoy at the end of this list!

 Pre Holiday Admin

  • Service your bike!
  • Check insurance up to date
  • Check insurance covers cycling in the Alps
  • Check passport expiry date
  • Tell your bank you are travelling
  • Unblock your mobile if needed
  • Sign up for Skype, Viber, Tango or What’s App for free communication with home via wifi

Cycling Kit and Tools:

If you are brining your own bike pack the following:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles
  • Chamois cream!
  • Saddle bag
    • Hand-pump
    • Spare inner tubes x2
    • Puncture repair kit
    • Tyre levers
    • Multi tool
  • Cycling shoes
  • Pedals (good idea to take these and shoes in hand luggage)
  • Lights
  • Spare set of brake pads
  • Waterproof pouch for phone
  • Bike lock – optional
  • Computer/GPS – optional
  • Heart Rate monitor – optional
  • Any specific bike tools needed for your bike that is not on this list of bike tools

Hiring a Bike

If you are hiring a bike you need to bring the following for familiarity and comfort:

Cycling Clothes

  • Bib shorts (as many as possible or hand wash overnight)
  • Bib tights
  • Short sleeve cycling jerseys
  • Long sleeve cycling jerseys
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg Warmers
  • Gilet
  • Cycling jacket/soft shell with rear pockets
  • Packable rain jacket (even in the sun an Alpine descent can be cold)
  • Socks
  • Gloves – short
  • Gloves – long
  • Bandana/cap/Buff as per your preference


If you know that a certain brand works for you then pack it!

  • Gels
  • Bars
  • Energy drink powder/tablets
  • Recovery drink powder

General Travel Items

  • Sports towel
  • Swimming costume for spa/swimming
  • Hiking or running kit if you’d like to do some!
  • Plastic bag for wets and dirties
  • Adapters for your phones etc
  • Compression clothing
  • Casual evening wear (less is more)
  • Sun cream
  • After sun
  • Toiletries
  • Any personal medications
  • Inhaler or allergy sprays as appropriate
  • Camera
  • Reading book
  • Eye mask and ear plugs for flight
  • Passport
  • Insurance details (in case of emergency)
  • Currency

 Bike Box Packing Tips

Are you using a bike box to transport your bike? Then check out these bike box packing tips and don’t miss these special offers from our bike box partners.

Cycling Holiday Packing List