what i'm taking bicycle touring around South America (Gear List)

What I’m Taking Bicycle Touring Around South America (Gear List)

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:

Bicycle Accessories

GER Storm (Bike)
Rear Panniers
Hand pump
-1 x OnGuard Bike Lock
-1 x Smaller Bike Lock (for seat)
Puncture Repair Kit
-2 x Spare Tubes
Chain Tool and Spare Links
Bicycle Multi-Tool
Bicycle Rack
-3 x Water Bottle Cages
-4 x Bungee Cords
-1 x Bungee Net

Camping Gear

Cotopaxi 2P Tent
Trimm Highlander Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Mat
Portable Cooking Stove
-Knife, Fork, Spoon
Small Saucepan
Fuel Bottle
-1 x T-towel
-Dishwashing Liquid
-2 x Sponge


Nike Runners
-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
GoPro Accessories
GoPole Camera Bag
Macbook Pro 13″
Solar 5000mAh Power Bank
Kindle Paperwhite
LED Headlamp
Travel Adapter Kit
1TB Hard Drive


-Toilet Paper
Insect Repellent
-Body Gel
-Tooth Brush
-Tooth Paste


Duct Tape
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)
Packing Cubes
MicroFibre Towel
-3 x Carabiner
-12L Bucket (for storing food, washing clothes, washing dishes and taking a shower)
Playing Cards
Life Straw
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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