Watch the video walkthrough of everything I’m taking bicycle touring around South America. The bicycle touring gear list has links to all of the products that I’m taking and will hopefully give you some ideas of essential items to take on your next biking adventure.
It’s official! I’m taking off on my bicycle touring adventure around South America tomorrow!
I’m extremely excited about the crazy adventures that I’m going to have riding my bicycle through mountains, jungles and cities while sleeping in a tent on the side of the road.
Trying to prepare all of the gear that I’m taking bicycle touring has been somewhat of a nightmare!
With a very small budget, I found most of the videos online that talk about bicycle touring gear unhelpful. The gear these videos talk about is expensive and way out of my price range.
After further research, I found there are cheaper alternatives on the market that can make your bicycle touring dream a reality (at a low cost).
Watch the video below to see all of the gear that I’m taking on my bicycle touring adventure around South America.
Here is a list of all the gear that I’m taking with me:
–GER Storm (Bike)
-1 x OnGuard Bike Lock
-1 x Smaller Bike Lock (for seat)
–Puncture Repair Kit
-2 x Spare Tubes
–Chain Tool and Spare Links
-3 x Water Bottle Cages
-4 x Bungee Cords
-1 x Bungee Net
–Cotopaxi 2P Tent
–Trimm Highlander Sleeping Bag
–Portable Cooking Stove
-Knife, Fork, Spoon
-1 x T-towel
-2 x Sponge
-1 x Gloves
-3 x T-Shirt
-3 x Quick Dry Underwear
-1 x Jumper
-1 x Travel Pants
-1 x Gloves
-1 x Beanie
-3 x Socks
-2 x Shorts
-1 x Packable Rain Jacket
-Photocopies of Important Documents
-Spanish Exercise Book
–Map of Ecuador
–iPhone 6S (Unlocked)
–GoPro Hero 4 Silver
–GoPole Camera Bag
–Macbook Pro 13″
–Solar 5000mAh Power Bank
–Travel Adapter Kit
–1TB Hard Drive
–Kelty Redwing 44
-10 x Garbage Bags
–TSA Approved Padlocks
-2 x Pen and 1 x Highlighter
–First Aid Kit
–10ft of Cord (for hanging washing)
-3 x Carabiner
-12L Bucket (for storing food, washing clothes, washing dishes and taking a shower)
–Draw String Bags
I hope this bicycle touring gear list has shown you that you don’t need a lot of expensive gear to get on the road and start your next adventure.
While having the newest and most expensive gear will surely make your trip a little more comfortable, it’s not necessary.
In fact, having more basic equipment will not only make you appreciate the luxuries in your life more but also show you that travelling around the world really doesn’t have to be that expensive.
The whole set up for my bike (including the price of the bike) was less than $500 and I believe that it’s possible to have an even cheaper setup if you need to.
I can’t wait to hear about all of the crazy adventures you have planned!
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Have you been bicycle touring around South America? What gear did you take?
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1 thought on “What I’m Taking Bicycle Touring Around South America (Gear List)”
No wonder you’re excited. That’s great. After reading your post about the upcoming adventure, I am impressed. A bicycle tour, so long, is a brave deed.