Ultimate Mountain Biking Holiday Checklist - What Kit to Bring

Going on a mountain biking holiday to the Alps? Our Ultimate MTB Holiday Checklist will ensure you bring everything you need.

MTB Holiday Swiss Alps Mountain Biking

Jetting off for a mountain biking holiday in the mountains? Are the French Alps calling? Our Ultimate Mountain Biking Holiday Checklist will ensure you are packed and prepared for your mountain bike adventure holiday.

Whether you are going on an organised MTB holiday to a French chalet, a women’s only cycling holiday, or doing a D.I.Y trip, making sure you have everything you need helps keep the experience stress-free.

Flying out to the Alps? Don’t forget to Check the Cost of Transporting Your Bike by Plane and get it booked before you go.

We’ve also got all the Mountain Biking Holiday Insider Hints and Tips you’ll ever need to know – everything from why you need to take spares to what insurance to look for.

 

The Total Women’s Cycling Ultimate Mountain Biking Holiday Checklist

Before you go:

- Bike service
- Pre-book bike space on flight

Essential items and electronics:
- Passport
- EHIC Card
- Insurance
- Credit Card
- Cash
- Flight details / boarding card
- Mobile phone + charger
- Helmet camera + charger
- Laptop + charger
- Plug socket adaptors

Personal items:
- Wash kit
- Personal medication
- Painkillers
- Antihistamines
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- First Aid Kit
- Energy bars/products
- Hydration tablets
- Chamois cream

Casual Clothing:
- Beany or hat
- Cap
- Jumper/warm jacket
- Underwear
- Sleepwear
- Towel
- Swim kit
- Evening shoes/flip flops

Ride kit:
- Trail helmet
- Full-face helmet
- Cycling glasses
- Goggles
- Goggle tear offs
- Padded liner shorts
- MTB Shorts (x2 or 3)
- Short sleeved jersey (x2 or more)
- Long sleeved jersey (x2 or more)
- Waterproof Jacket
- Gillet
- Long sleeved base layer
- Socks
- Full finger gloves
- Buff
- Shoes (x2 pairs if possible)
- Waterproof socks
- Waterproof shorts
- Rucksack
- Kneepads
- Elbow pads
- Body armour

In your riding bag:
- Water bladder (2 litre +)*
- Multi tool with chain breaker*
- Pump*
- Shock pump*
- Tyre boot (for repairing torn tyres)*
- Tyre levers*
- Powerlinks for chain*
- Small bike lock
- Duct tape
- Zip ties*

Spares:
- Brake pads (2 spare sets or more)*
- Inner tubes (4+)*
- Spare mech hanger/rear dropout*
- Spare rear derailleur
- Milk for tubeless tyres
- Spare valve for tubeless tyres
- Chain*
- Gear cables*
- Whole brakeset
- Bolts*
- Spare spokes
- Cleats for shoes (if applicable)
- Wheels
- Tool kit (Allen keys, chain splitter, x-head screwdriver, pedal spanner, spoke key, adjustable spanner, torx key for brake disc rotors, crank extractor, cassette lockring tool, puncture repair kit, chain lube)

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