One of the major things that needs to be considered on a cycling holiday is comfort. If you find yourself straddling a saddle with an ache in your derriere within a half an hour, how are you going to cope for the duration of a holiday based around the activity?
To help maintain maximum comfort, you need to make sure you pack the right gear. While cycling holidays with Neilson often provide the essential bicycle and helmet, it’s up to you to take the kit that will ensure comfort and support.
Some key items that you should consider packing include:
• Long or short sleeve cycling tops that will allow movement of your arms while also giving you the room to breathe. Make sure it covers your lower back to avoid sunburn or wind-chill.
• A couple of pairs of padded shorts are essential. If you don’t want to just wear shorts, pack some cycling tights too that will protect your legs from chill and they also mean you don’t need to show the world your knobbly knees if you don’t want to!
• Pack a lightweight cycling jacket just in case the weather takes a turn for the worst.
• You’ll need some good bike shoes if you’re planning on cycling long distances. Make sure they provide plenty of support and flexibility.
Make sure you take some suncream to protect from the harmful sun’s rays and sunglasses to keep any glare out of your eyes. The tour operator often provides maps and route guides for your convenience.
Neilson provide some top quality cycling holidays all over Europe. From the craggy mountains of Austria to the picturesque vistas of Slovenia, where you travel is completely up to you. Make sure you pack the right kit and you can guarantee an unforgettable vacation on the saddle.