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You’re planning a bike tour with friends and wondering what you need for it? This checklist contains everything you need to go cycling with friends. Have you thought of everything?
Continue riding or turn around again? There is nothing more annoying when it comes to cycling with friends than to realize after the first few kilometers what you have forgotten everything. Often you realize that you are not alone and that no one has actually thought of the things that are actually the most obvious. Since this has also happened to us far too often, we created this checklist for the perfect bike tour with friends. Just check and check off. 🙂
According to experience, there are hardly any coordination problems with bike tours with up to three friends, you are flexible, spontaneous and mobile on the road. In small groups you often get to know other cyclists or campers, which is always exciting. Larger groups, on the other hand, like to stay among themselves and are also less spontaneous. Both can be great!
For a one-day bike tour as a leisure activity, you have to plan and pack differently than for a two- or multi-day bike tour!
The ideal route meets the expectations of all on the one hand and on the other hand does not overwhelm the weakest from the level of demand. For example, bike paths along rivers are mostly flat and therefore easy to manage, in contrast to a bike tour with many meters of altitude. In addition, there should be at least a goal or several intermediate destinations, which you want to head for, because also in beautiful places rest to make, belongs to a successful bike tour..
Make sure it doesn’t get too cold at night, otherwise you’ll have to take that into account when packing. The rough guide: ideal temperatures are from June to mid-September – of course, it can also be perfect as early as May. From June, you can usually check in longer in the campsite.
This checklist is primarily intended for those who are going on a bike tour with friends for the first time. But even those who have already been on a few bike tours will definitely find some interesting tips here. We have the checklist intentionally divided into three parts: The first part contains a list of things you need for a one-day bike tour without overnight, the second part lists everything important for a two-day weekend bike tour with overnight and the third part is a checklist for a 5-day bike tour. Our important basic rule is always with our packing lists: as little as possible, but without giving up anything important.
Do you know what your friend, buddy or partner is packing for the bike trip? Even among couples, arrangements are not self-evident and if no one cares, you take many things twice. This is annoying, because you can well do without any superfluous weight on a longer bike tour. You should definitely go through the checklist with your friends before your trip. Divide among themselves, who cares about what and for what is responsible or stowed in his luggage. Just print out the list and note the names or cross out what you have already done: so you keep the best overview!
Important! In this checklist you will find the additions to the utensils listed in the 1st part of the checklist! So check part 1 of the list first, then part 2!
Important: Part 3 of the checklist is an addition to parts 1 and 2 with further things that are only interesting for long bike tours! Don’t forget to check parts 1 and 2 as well before you check part 3!
Everything checked off? Then you forget 100% nothing important for your cycling with friends!
Take a look at our other summer activities and excursion tips. On our ideas portal, a wide variety of activities with friends, as a couple or with the family also invites you to browse.
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