How to pack for a 3 week cycling holiday

It can be a real challenge to pack for a 3 week holiday in Holland/Germany. Throw in the fact that you have to carry everything you take on your bicycle, and you quickly learn to downscale. We could make use of a backpack, a set of panniers and the bicycle pouch. Everything needed to be lightweight, and preferably disposable. I have written this blog post for people to see exactly what you can make do with for 3 weeks, and I’ll start with clothing.

  • disposable pocket size poncho
  • 2 x lightweight fleece jerseys
  • underwear (3 sets, washed daily)
  • leggings
  • jeggings
  • 2 x tracksuit pants
  • 5 x t-shirts/tops
  • 3 x pairs of socks
  • cycle shorts
  • hat
  • beanie (I ended up buying another one in Amsterdam – I had underestimated the chilly wind with my loosely knitted beanie)
  • sneakers
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • earbuds
  • 1 x box tampons
  • deodorant
  • hand and face cream
  • small tube shower gel
  • 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner
  • tweezers
  • nail file
  • hairbrush
  • face wash
  • small towel
  • small tube of laundry detergent
  • razor
  • floss
  • hair ties and clips
  • facecloth
  • headlamp
  • iPad and charger
  • camera and charger
  • waterbottle
  • cellphone and charger
  • tissues
  • earphones
  • notebook
  • passport
  • pen
  • cycling gloves
  • spare tube
  • puncture kit
  • sunglasses
  • ballerina flats
  • watch

That was it, i survived the trip with the above. I must admit, I ended up leaving behind a pair of tracksuit pants, and I should have packed clothes pegs for hanging up my washed clothes.

All in all, I was impressed that I could survive such a long time with such minimal space!


4 thoughts on “How to pack for a 3 week cycling holiday

  1. I wouldn’t need the nail file nor tweezers. For a trip that length yes, 2-3 shorts but only 1 pair of tights + rain pants. No earphones nor iPad. Beach flip flops for me to walk around in hotel or next door/across the street somewhere.

    Looks like a great trip so far.


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