What are we packing up?
First of all, you gotta know what you truly require. Don’t take the things that you can live without or that you would use once a week, because everything you carry you will feel on your knees. Can you survive without the notebook or tablet? Perfect. The smartphone is more than enough. Can go without maps? There are apps for offline maps. Also forget about the giant wallet full of useless cards and don’t take cremes and perfumes with which you entertain yourself at home.
In the end, all you would use fits perfectly in 2 cobs:
- Sleeping bag
- Underwear and socks
- Thick jacket
- 2x short cyclist pants
- Long cyclist pants
- 2x cyclist shirts
- Some city clothes which you could also use on the bike (Shorts, a dress, two T-shirts, a skirt)
- Sneakers + sandals
- T-shirt + sleeping pants
- Suncreme, 2 in 1 shower gel, mirror, wet handkerchiefs, perfume, razor, deodorant, scissors, tweezers, towel
- Sunglasses, Cycling Sunglasses
- First-Aid Kit
- Insurrance, IDs
- Motivation and will
These things I carry in 3,5,7,9 months. This time, however, I got additional things for Diesel, 3-6 kg food, water and food bowls for him, isoprene and a blanket.
Which course do we follow?
The course must be planned without details. What do I want to see? Zürich, Avignon, Camino, Lisabona, Barcelona. From here you get an idea of the course that you will follow, but the route will surely change on the way.
What budget do I have?
You can travel with at least 180 euros for 3 months. Free accommodation, free water, free internet. Money for food would be at least 2 euros per day. I think it’s impossible with less than that. You give in effort so you need to eat! Additionally, it is ideal to have some for emergencies, reparations, pieces, souvenirs etc.
With whom am I going?
Now here is the real problem. Such a journey gets you closer to the travelling partner or on the contrary. Along the journey there will be moments of stress, panic, fatigue which will make the true personality of your partner to show up. It depends on you on how you use this information, but on both if you are going together to the same destination. Some travel to see the world, to learn new things, to socialize, to enrich their soul, some just to pedal and gather kilometers. It would be great to have the same idea at the beginning of the journey.