Travel Gears You should Pack for Adventure ToursTravel light is always best for perfectly enjoying your holiday. This is even more accurate when you are going to take an adventure tour. Among a huge number of items to satisfy your daily comfortable life, ActiveTravel Asia suggests that you should be more decisive to pick the most essential ones because this decision will have direct impacts on your adventure travel comfort.
You may want to refer our tips for “Minimizing your Hiking Pack Weight”.
Hereinafter is ActiveTravel ASIA’s recommended list:
General items for all adventure travel purposes
- Original passport – compulsory, of course, you have to declare several times and always keep it in a safest place. Copying your passport for daily usages and putting the original one into a plastic bag is strongly recommended.
- Suitable, familiar shoes/ a pair of string back sandals or slippers.
- A small backpack with rain cover.
100% cotton, comfortable underwear (top/bottom). Single use underwear for women is highly recommended.
100% cotton long-sleeved shirt, trousers (01 piece/day)
Some T-shirts for changing.
Sleeping clothes (top/bottom).
Several pairs of socks.
A waterproof pant and jacket.
A warm, light sweater.
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen.
- Light rain coats.
- Toiletries – woman’s sanitary products.
- Anti-insect repellent.
- Common medicines in your personal first-aid kits. ATA has its own first-aid kit too including sticking band-aid, cotton wool, gauze pads, bandage, small scissor, some pain killer pills, etc.
- GoPro Camera – optional – to record details of your journey.
- GPS mobile phone with multi sockets – optional – to entertain and keep contacts with your family or fellow passengers.
Additional items for particular adventure styles
- Hiking shoes/ knee-high boots, waterproofed and familiar with you.
- Flip flops/string-back sandals
- Mountain hiking boots, knee high and water-proofed
- Toiletries - wet, dry tissue, sanitary products for women period
- Personal washing items: tooth paste/brush, towel, shower gel, shampoo.
- Spare batteries and/or portable charger.
Choosing the right footwear : a guide from making right questions for getting a right pair of boots to fitting issues and how to keep your boots long live.
About footwear, socks and lacing techniques: understanding your foot type and your suitable boots, and how to lace your boots properly for utmost comfort.
- Waterproof covers for your electronic items
- Light jackets (for winter usage)
- Personal torch
- Sun block or sun cream to protect your skin (SPF 25++ up)
- Cycling shoes
- Regular cycling gloves
- Helmet best fitting your head size is recommended
- Personal knee and elbow protections
- Base-layers, short sleeve cycling jerseys
- Long sleeved cycling jerseys
- Padded cycling shorts x 2, incl. 1 pair of baggies
- Cycling tights or tricksters
- Good quality helmet (your own helmet is recommended)
- Wellington/riding boots
- Waterproof gloves/ summer gloves
- Turtleneck shirts
- A pair of extra jeans
- Bandannas to cover your face
Further readings we highly recommend:
Safe riding in Indochina countries: starting from different historical features, Vietnam traffic requests riders to drive on the right side of the road while Thailand and Cambodia stipulate that driving on the left side. Myanmar is much more different….
Motorbikes for Vietnam motorcycling tours: the technical specs, pros and cons while riding them in Vietnam.
Useful links:** Bikeminds.com: a website for professional motor riders to share about motor passions with technical issues and off-road experiences.
*** http://www.cyclingstew.com: A personal blog by Stewart who is going to quit his job in July 2016 and set up 12 months in saddle around the world. This is enjoyable readings on his plan and preparation.
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