STAYING WARM AND KEEPING COOL We recommend layering as the best way to stay warm and keeping cool. To keep you protected from the elements and feeling cool on a hot day, always carry rain gear and start with a breathable synthetic shirt to layer under a vest, windbreaker, or fleece jacket. Avoid cotton fabrics while exercising–the absorbent qualities prevent wicking and insulate poorly when wet.
BICYCLE CLOTHING To ensure your comfort on the bike, it is important to wear the appropriate clothing. Padded shorts or cycling specific shorts are recommended to help prevent chafing and soreness after a long day in the saddle. As well, we encourage you to wear a cycling jersey or a breathable synthetic shirt. This will help wick moisture away from your skin and prevent you from becoming chilled or overheated. Many people wonder if they should bring things like cycling gloves and cycling shoes. Gloves provide much-needed padding for your hands and will prevent them from getting sore and tired as the day goes on. Cycling shoes that come with cleats and special pedals should only be used if you have been riding with them on a regular basis.
EVENING WEAR The evening activities on these trips revolve around a theme of casual elegance or business casual. Guests will not be required to have formal dress of any sort.
What is casual elegance? For women, this theme can be defined as anything you might wear to work or for a night out on the town with the girls! Skirts, dresses, dress pants and elegant or funky tops are very acceptable. Tip from your guides—accessorize! Earrings and scarves take-up much less room than an entirely new outfit!
For men, this theme can be defined as anything you might wear for an afternoon at the country club. Khaki pants, dress pants, shirt with a collar (short or long sleeved) or polo shirts are acceptable. Our recommendations stem from a commitment to ensuring all of our guests feel comfortable in the restaurant venues we choose.
What is casual dress? Clean and un-tattered jeans and shorts are acceptable attire on our trips.
PACKING LIST Luggage Recommendation
1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person
Sweater/jacket for cool evenings
Comfortable walking shoes/sandals
Evening wear (consult your trip itinerary)
Cycling Clothing & Gear
Fleece jacket or warm vest/jacket
Rain jacket and pants
Full-finger, wind-resistant gloves
Shoe covers–toe or full foot
Arm and leg warmers
Any of these can be purchased at one of our support stores on the tour, when you arrive.
Required medications and their prescriptions
International power adapter
Your Valuables Upon request, Outdoor Journeys will transport items such as mobile phones, cameras, jewelry and other valuables during the trip. However, we are not responsible for any damage, malfunctioning, or loss of these or other valuable items brought from home or purchased on the trip.
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