Touring Checklist

If you’re planning on leaving the EU/EEA but traveling within geographic Europe you should request a Green Card from your insurance company. [leaving the EU].

This list contains the essential and highly desirable items for a bike tour:

  • Camera & mini tripod & SD Cards
  • Clothes
  • Electronics
  • Euro-plug adapters
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent (Deet)
  • Maps
  • Medicines (including sun lotion)
  • Mobile Phones
  • Mobile chargers
  • Pen knife
  • Picture Translation book
  • Phrase books
  • Spare glasses (if you wear them)
  • Survival blanket
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Tools: Chain lube, WD40, cable ties, super glue
  • Torch
  • Towels
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Tyre puncture repair kit
  • Water bottles
  • Photocopies (and originals):
    • Driving licences
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Bike Insurance
    • Breakdown Insurance
    • Travel Insurance
    • Green Card
    • Passport

The tax for using motorways or major roads in some countries. Required in at least the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Switzerland

Entering Bulgaria we were told by the officials at the border that vignettes were not required. This contradicts information found online… so I am not sure.