Make sure to pack:

  • A spare inner tube (we have presta tubes available to buy, too), spare brake pads, lube, a spare tyre and a pump.
  • We recommend tubeless tyres, to avoid pinch flats and sidewall cuts. Tyres have to cope with occasional rough gravel, so need to be as wide as your bike allows, durable, with strong sidewalls, rather than ultra lightweight.
  • Garmin or similar bike computer, mount and charger. We will provide you with route files to download before your trip. If you don’t have a bike computer, the files can be downloaded and onto your smartphone using an app like Komoot.
  • Cycling shoes.
  • Helmet. You must wear a helmet at all times while riding.
  • Buff / bandana: keeps the sun off and can be soaked in the cooling streams / fountains.
  • Cycling gloves.
  • Day pack/frame bag/saddlebag. You need to be able to carry essential items and a packed lunch with you on the bike.
  • Water. You need to be able to carry 1.5 litres in your bottles / Camelbak.
  • Windproof and waterproof.
  • Cycling shorts.
  • Chamois cream.
  • Mobile phone, charger and adapter.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plenty of high factor sun cream and lip salve. The sun is very strong at altitude.
  • For European citizens, an in-date European Health Insurance Card must be carried with you when cycling. In the UK this is now called a GHIC card.
  • Passport / ID card, which must be carried with you when cycling.
  • Proof of travel insurance, which must be carried with you when cycling.
  • Fleece / down jacket. It can be chilly at altitude in the mountains.
  • Slippers. Tiled floors can be cold.
  • Cash for bar bills etc. Not everywhere in rural Spain takes card payment.