A cyclist ’s suitcase: survival kit
Traveling if you are a cycling fan requires almost as much skill as riding a bike. Firstly, choose a destination with a variety of routes for cyclists, then select a hotel designed to accommodate athletes (they usually have more appropriate meals and rooms with specialized services for the most active guests) and finally, it is essential to prepare your luggage without forgetting anything essential.
The right equipment is vital for a cyclist, even if he is an amateur. For example, the vast majority always travel with their bicycle: it is the main element and it is a very different sensation whenever you change it, so much so that not everyone is comfortable with a rented bicycle, especially if it is for using on medium and long routes.
The suitcase is also vital. In addition to the usual holiday clothing, the sports traveller always has to include a large quantity of specific sports clothing. Although some hotels offer special laundry services for cycling tourist guests, this option is not always available and it will be necessary to bring enough equipment for each day that you intend to train. Another alternative is to buy sportswear at the destination, but remember to leave space in the suitcase so you can take it back home.
Warm clothing is essential: it is not ideal to practice cycling in full sun and high temperatures but the recommendation is that it is cool and that there is some shade and warm clothing is especially needed in winter. This includes special windbreakers for cyclists, adapted overcoats or waterproof raincoats, breathable linings, sports socks … And a sport’s jacket to keep in the car boot and use during stops that are made along the routes.
Footwear and accessories are also important to have at hand but don’t overdo it because space is scarce and there are things that are essential. Good shoes or sports shoes for day-to-day and others especially for cycling tours have to be decided on. Then, in the bag, it is convenient to always carry a small travel first aid kit with the basics for scratches and blisters or superficial wounds, in addition to your own toiletries.
At Protur Hotels we know how important all these details are, and therefore our hotels for cyclists in Mallorca, are designed to anticipate the needs that the cyclist can have. If you have doubts, before booking, do not hesitate to consult us.
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