Bicycle Travelling Equipment

This is all about what to bring and what to pack for bike travels, like the bike itself, bike parts and components and all the stuff like tent, stove, water filter, electronic devices and the like.


My bike is a Fahrrad-Manufaktur T-300 26 inches steel frame. We are exploring the world´s roads now together for more than 15 years and more than 75,000 km! Of course alomost all of the original components and parts have been replaced and upgraded over the years. But the frame still is as reliable as in 2002 when I started for a trip across Norway.

Bike Components

Shimano MTB clippless pedals, that are a two-in-one solution as they are flat pedals on the other side



On my first cycling trips I used a Tatonka Arctis 3 tunnel. It´s been ok, but not strong enough for decent storms. Though acceptable for light weather trips in summer.

For the worldtrip I brought a Hilleberg Tarra, as it perfectly suits two persons. Combination of tunnel and geodesic tent Hilleberg Tarra (3.4 kg) - pros: inner and outer tent can be pitched each without the other, both have freestanding capability, enormous stability for worst conditions, two tent doors, large roof vent, two large vestibules.

In Australia I bought a tent that was more useful for solo travelling, a Kathmandu Aspre. Not too expensive, no high end materials though long lasting and decent quality, strong enough to survive ordinary storms (2.5 kg, two tent doors, two large vestibules).

A couple of years ago I bought a Hilleberg Rogen, which is an extremely lightweight dome construction tent with best quality materials (1.8 kg, two entrances, inner and outer tent can be pitched seperately, self-supporting design for tough pitching conditions, two large vestibules).

Bicycle Equipment

Four panniers

Handle bar bag

Flexible straps




VDO MC 1.0 Bike Computer with altimeter

Bike lock

No bike bottles, local 1.5 L PET-bottles instead

Cycle Star rear-view mirror

Two spare inner tubes

Three or four spare spokes

Spare brake cables and derailleur cables, three each

Puncture repair kit

Spare brake pads Kool stop Dura 2 Dual Compound

Tyre pressure gauge

Adapter Presta to Schrader Valve

Loads of cable ties for virtually anything

Sprocket remover

Freewheel cassette remover

Bicycle chain oil

Lubricant spray

Three tyre levers

Small pincer pliers


Bicycle helmet

Clipless SPD compatible bike shoes



Waterproof gloves (dishwashing gloves)

Several sunglasses

Two headscarfs

Several padded bicycle underwear panties

Bicycle shorts

Long padded bicycle pants

Swimming trunks and board shorts


Bike gaiter

Bicycle rain pants

Windstopper jacket


Two short-sleeved cotton shirts for cycling


Denim Jeans

Warm hoodie

Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket

Katadyn Pocket ceramic water filter for use under most extreme conditions - with silver impregnated ceramic element, that is effective against bacteria and protozoa. High-class materials, most robust filter available worldwide and it´s slim design is making it perfectly suitable for all panniers.


Reliable multi-fuel stove MSR WhisperLite International. Burns white gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel, if necessary even diesel! There´s petrol stations everywhere in the world, so stocking up on fuel is rarely a problem. It´s small and lightweight. Only downside: the pump isn´t that robust and durable as the stove itself. Nevertheless maybe the best stove on the market!

Sleeping & Cooking

Sleeping bag inlet

Synthetic mummy sleeping bag

Ultra-packable and leightweight mattress NeoAir XLite

Katadyn water filter

MSR multi-fuel stove

Fuel bottle 0.75 L

One or two small pots

Maybe one small pan

Small plastic bowl 0.6 L

Foldable plastic mug

Durable plastic cutlery


Two lighters

Toiletries & First Aid

Lightweight PackTowl Towel

Medical thermometer

Assorted medicines

Dressing material

Disposable syringe

Washbag with toiletries


Passport and a couple of passport copies

Driving licence

Vaccination records

Health insurance card

Bank and credit cards

Dive Logbook

Emergency phone numbers

Electronic devices

International travel plug adapter

Solarc e.GO! solar charger

Photo camera

GoPro ActionCam

Lucido TX1 head lamp


Bluetooth box


Passport photos

Extendible snorkel

Diving mask

Clothes line

Foldable water bowl

Small seat pad

Pepper spray

Pocket knife

Two pens


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