Packing List

General Items

  • Riders will be allowed to take one bag on the journey. This bag will need to have space for your sleeping bag and pillow.  The maximum size of your bag will be 100cm (L) x 36cm (H) x 39 (W), a soft tog bag of max 20 kg.
  • Passports! (We suggest you carry an original certified copy of your passport in case it gets lost Store these in a zip lock bag.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare contact lenses (if applicable)
  • Pillow, warm sleeping bag and bottom sheet if required
  • Towel for showering
  • A good quality torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Malaria prophylactics (at your discretion)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunblock, eye drops and lip balm
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Binoculars (a small pair is preferable)
  • Cash, credit cards and medical aid card
  • Basic medical kit with anti-inflammatory medication, painkillers, anti-histamines, space blanket and emergency or personal medication
  • Cell phone with pin deactivated (you will need international roaming).
  • Cell phone charger and Power Bank
  • Ziploc Bags, one big one for each day
  • Mountain paper (loo paper)
  • Bio-degradable washing powder kit
  • Earplugs
  • Sandals to shower in
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand Mirror
  • Shoe bag
  • The luggage will be transported from camp to camp. It is requested that participants assist with the following:
    a. Carry their bags to the end of their tent groups so staff can load them onto trucks.
    b. No attachments to your bag will be allowed as they will get lost or damaged in transit.
    c. In your registration bags you will be given luggage tags, which are colour-coded according to your riding group. Please ensure that these tags are securely attached to your luggage so that when your luggage is offloaded at camp, we know which tent row it belongs to.
  • Make sure your sleeping bag is properly rated. Minus 8 and below will do.
  • Bring a pillow and a bedsheet for maximum comfort.
  • Most riders overpack, pack wisely. You have to carry your own bag, so be kind to yourself and pack smart. Just like your bike you can shave weight.
2022 Tour Bag requirements

Camping Clothes

  • Cycling clothes (2-4 sets)
  • Your own energy drink preference
  • Shoes and extra pair of shoes with cleats
  • Helmet
  • Gloves (2-3 pairs)
  • Undershirts (3 sets)
  • Sweatband / Buff (if required)
  • Leggings
  • Socks (5-6 pairs)
  • Sleeves
  • Warm jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Jeans
  • Track suite
  • Jersey
  • Beanie
  • Hat
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Medicine
  • Anti-chaffing cream / Bum cream (for saddle sores)
  • Multivitamin
  • Cramping tablets
  • Rehydrates
  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Nausea tablets
  • Small first aid kit
  • Anti-histamines
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Lip ice

Cycling Kit

  • Hydration Pack and water bottles (compulsory) – minimum 3 litres carrying capacity
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Cycling Kit – 4 sets of clothing for each day of riding – there are no washing facilities (you will receive one Nedbank Tour de Tuli cycle shirt. We will update you as to whether we receive sponsorship for a second shirt.)
  • Arm warmers for the chilly early mornings and to keep the sun off your arms during the day
  • Mountain bike specific cycling shoes, socks and gloves
  • Heart rate monitor (if required)
  • A GPS is useful if you have one
  • Buff or something similar

Recommended Bike Spares

  • NB! Make sure your bike is tubeless and your sealant is toped up, a little extra won’t be a bad idea
  • Multi tool with chain breaker
  • 2 sets of chain links, make sure they the correct speed for your bike (9, 10, 11 or 12spd)
  • Duc Tape – A little bit of duc tape could go a long way
  • Puncture repair kit with gator and plugs, a set of thin and thick plugs would be recommended
  • Pump
  • CO2 bombs as a back-up if the pump can’t get the job done
  • Tyre levers
  • Spare tubes with slime
  • Spare valves (tubeless)
  • Extra derailleur hanger that fits your bike
  • Sun block
  • Water bottle
  • Camelback and bladder (3L Hydration pack)
  • Chain lube
  • Spoke Key
  • Spare Spoke (if you have unusual spokes, lengths etc)
  • Cable ties, if the Dec Tape doesn’t work
  • Shock pump (1 per group)
  • Bike lock