Packing Tips for Our Overseas Cycling Adventure to Taiwan and Japan !

Packing Tips for Our Overseas Cycling Adventure to Taiwan and Japan !

October 11, 2023

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable overseas cycling adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Taiwan and Japan? 🇹🇼🇯🇵 As you prepare for this thrilling journey, one of the most crucial aspects to consider is what to pack. The right gear and essentials can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable trip. In this blog, we'll guide you through what to pack for your cycling tour, ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless and memorable experience.

1. Cycling Gear: ⚙️

  • Bike: If you're bringing your own Brompton, ensure it's in top-notch condition, or consider loaning one from us. Our tours provide options for bike rentals.

  • Helmet: Safety first! A well-fitting helmet is a must-have. Don't have one? We can loan you one as well.

  • Cycling Clothes: Lightweight, moisture-wicking, and comfortable jerseys, shorts, and gloves are essential for a long day in the saddle. UV protection sleeves are highly suggested.

  • Shoes: Invest in cycling-specific shoes with a good grip for those challenging terrains. 

  • Padded Shorts: Comfort is key for those long rides.

  • Cycling Gloves: Don't forget your trusty cycling gloves ! 

2. Weather-Appropriate Clothing: 🎽

  • Layering: Weather can vary and may drop to low temperatures especially in Japan, so bring layers for warmth and protection from the elements.

  • Rain Gear: Pack a waterproof and/or windproof jacket and pants to stay dry in case of unexpected rain.

3. Essentials: 👛

  • Passport and Visa: Ensure your travel documents are up to date.

  • Travel Insurance: Protect yourself against any unforeseen events.

  • First Aid Kit: Basic medical supplies, sunscreen, face masks, sunscreen and insect repellent.

  • Prescriptions: Bring enough medication for your trip.

  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from sun and wind.

  • Camera: Capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

4. Bike Repair Kit: 🧰

  • Multi-Tool: A compact tool with essential functions.

  • Spare Tubes and Patch Kit: Be prepared for flat tires.

  • Tire Pump: A portable pump to keep your tires at the right pressure.

5. Hydration and Nutrition: 🚰

  • Water Bottles: Stay hydrated with enough capacity.

  • Energy Snacks: High-energy snacks to fuel your rides.

6. Electronics: 📱

  • Phone and Charger: For navigation and emergencies.

  • Power Bank: Keep your devices charged while on the go.

  • Adapter/Converter: Ensure you can charge your electronics in Taiwan and Japan.

7. Maps and Navigation: 🗺️

  • GPS Device: A reliable GPS system or app for accurate route tracking.

  • Printed Maps: Having a physical map can be a great backup.

8. Money and Payment: 💰

  • Local Currency: Carry some local currency for small purchases.

  • Credit/Debit Cards: Notify your bank of your travel plans.

9. Miscellaneous Items: 🧻

  • Ziplock Bags: Keep your belongings organised and protected.

  • Reusable Water Bottle: Eco-friendly and handy for refilling.

  • Swiss Army Knife: A versatile tool for various situations.

  • Wet Wipes: Stay fresh and clean on the road.

*In General, AVOID carrying a large bag, wearing sharp jewelry or using large wallets.

With these packing tips and essentials in mind, you will be well-prepared for our overseas cycling adventures to Taiwan and/or Japan. Remember, the key to a successful trip is a careful balance between packing light and packing smart. Make a checklist, double-check your gear, and get ready to explore the stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and unique experiences that these two incredible destinations have to offer. Happy cycling! 🚲

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