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Kit List for your cycling trip to the French Alps

We've put together a suggested kit list to help you with your packing. The list isn't exhaustive however if you have any questions please contact us.


  • ******SPARE REAR DERAILLEUR HANGER****** Bike shops in France rarely carry a stock!!!!!!!

  • Passport / any visa requirements / ATM and credit cards

  • Personal Travel Insurance to cover cycling

  • Bike insurance - strongly recommended

  • Bike (or pre-arranged bike hire). We recommend as a minimum, a 50/34 compact chainset with a rear cassette to 30 or 32, or 52/36 11 to 34

  • Cycling shoes - pack in hand luggage

  • Helmet - pack in hand luggage

  • Sun glasses

  • Blinky lights - for extra safety in some of the tunnels

  • Cycling jerseys

  • Cycling shorts

  • Leg and arm warmers

  • Waterproof jacket and layers - the weather can change quickly in the mountains

  • Gilet

  • Overshoes

  • Racing mitts / long fingered gloves

  • Small supply of inner tubes or tubular spare tyres etc, mini pump, multi tool, tyre leaver

  • Chamois cream

  • Off bike clothing

  • Bottles

  • Energy products - the alpine heat is not the pace to test new products




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