Everything that you need for your next cycling trip

What do you need to take with you for a cycling trip from Berlin to Beijing? We got hold of some tips from two adventurers who are sure to know: Nono and Max are ‘Biking Borders’ and set off from Berlin on their journey to Beijing by bike. It goes without saying that both of them love travelling, but there’s more behind the story of Biking Borders. Nono and Max wanted to “make a difference”. They attracted a lot of attention for their cause and helped build schools in Guatemala from the donations collected during their 15,000 km journey. And even if your next cycle trip isn’t quite as long as this mammoth transcontinental journey, it is nonetheless worth taking the following tips on board so you are not loaded down with unnecessary ballast. That’s why we have prepared a pack list from the tips given to us by the two adventurers so you are sure not to forget anything important.

All you need for your next cycling trip

Bike and accessories pack list:

  • 1x touring bike
  • 1x ergonomic saddle
  • 1x bike helmet
  • 2x saddlebags (back)
  • 2x saddlebags (front)
  • 1x handlebar bag
  • 1x drypack
  • 1x triangular frame bag
  • 1x side-view mirror
  • 1x set of lights
  • 3x bottle holder
  • 2x locks
  • 1x bell

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Electrical equipment:

  • 1x reflex camera
  • 1x action cam
  • 1x microphone
  • 3x power banks
  • 1x solar panel
  • 1x Gnarbox 256GB
  • 1x mobile phone
  • 1x tripod
  • 1x ebook

Cooking utensils:

  • Petrol-fuelled cooker
  • 2x pots
  • 1x cutlery
  • 1x plate
  • 1x mug
  • 1x sponge
  • 1x tea towel
  • 1x selection of herbs
  • 1x foldaway tray
  • 1x espresso maker
  • 1x lighter


  • 1x pocket knife
  • 1x rope
  • 1x compass
  • 1x hip flask
  • 1x corkscrew
  • 1x axe
  • 4x carabiner
  • 1x duct tape
  • 1x travel toolbox
  • 1x oil for chains
  • 1x lubricant
  • 2x repair kit

Spare parts:

  • 4x inner tube
  • 1x bicycle chain
  • 1x brake pads
  • 2x spokes

First-aid kit:

  • 1x cycle set
  • 1x headache pills
  • 1x Immodium
  • 1x antibiotics
  • 1x Vaseline
  • 1x iodine
  • 2x tape
  • 1x tiger balm (white)
  • 1x tiger balm (red)
  • 1x After Bite
  • 1x thermometer
  • 1x tick tong
  • 1x bandage and plasters
  • 1x mosquito spray
  • 1x sun cream