Tips for first time oversea bicycle tourers:
· Box up your bike for check in and keep the box at the hotel for re-use (on the way back). · Pack light – bring only quick-dry and lightweight clothing. · A rain jacket is indispensable. · Bring along a bike bag for the unavoidable trips on public transport. · Install front and rear lights on your bike for night riding. · Get waterproof pannier bags (or else your clothes will be soaked). · For tours of this duration, a pair of rear panniers, a rack pack and a handlebar bag are more than adequate.
Waterproof pannier bags are crucial for cycle touring.