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Essential lightweight cycling checklist for touring France in 2023

Embarking on a cycling adventure in France?


Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, having a well-prepared checklist can make all the difference. In this guide, we'll provide you with an essential lightweight cycling checklist that will ensure you have everything you need for an enjoyable and hassle-free trip. Get ready to explore the beautiful landscapes of France on your bike!


Super lightweight checklist:

  • Bike repair kit (spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, mini pump, multi-tool)

  • Water bottle or hydration system

  • Lightweight tent or bivvy bag

  • Sleeping bag (ideally a compact one)

  • Minimalist sleeping mat.

  • Lightweight cooking stove and fuel

  • Lightweight cookware (pot, knife, fork, spoon, mug)

  • Lightweight clothing that can be layered for different weather conditions

  • Rain gear

  • Helmet

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

  • Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, toilet paper)

  • Smartphone with maps/navigation app, charger, and backup battery.

Lightweight checklist:

  • Bike repair kit (spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, mini pump, multi-tool)

  • Water bottle or hydration system

  • Lightweight tent or bivvy bag

  • Sleeping bag

  • Comfortable sleeping mat

  • Lightweight cooking stove and fuel

  • Lightweight cookware (pot, knife, fork, spoon, mug)

  • Multi-purpose knife or tool

  • Clothing suitable for various weather conditions (including a warm layer and a rain jacket)

  • Helmet

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, sunscreen, insect repellent, toilet paper)

  • Bike lock

  • First aid kit

  • Headlamp

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

  • Smartphone with maps/navigation app, charger, and backup battery.

Remember that packing light is the key to an enjoyable journey. Embrace the Litebike way and make the most of your cycling adventure in France.


The least possible is the best possible.


Happy cycling!


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Dad and Lukas near Chartres in France. 2020.



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