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Road Cycling in Lebanon

Lebanon
Cycle
Guided Group
CHALLENGING CHALLENGING

A unique road cycling holiday on the challenging roads of the Lebanon Mountains

Trip Code: LNMB
Holiday Grades

Our Holiday Grades Explained

To show the relative difficulty of our holidays, each trip is graded on a scale of 1 to 12, with 12 being the most challenging. Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please read the 'Is this holiday for you?' section or contact us.

 1 - 3 LEISURELY
1 - 3 LEISURELY

Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.

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4 - 6 MODERATE
4 - 6 MODERATE

Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.

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7 - 9 CHALLENGING
7 - 9 CHALLENGING

Physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.

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10 - 12 TOUGH
10 - 12 TOUGH

Our toughest holidays, involving many long days, often in isolated areas. A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

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Road Cycling in Lebanon

Highlights
  • Marvel at Lebanon’s diversity, its ancient ruins, rugged landscape and famous cedars
  • Cycle across the Lebanon Mountains on quiet roads via the Arz-Oyoun Pass (2680m)
  • Enjoy fabulous Lebanese cuisine and wine tasting at a Maasser Shouf vineyard
  • Cycle above the farmland of the Bekaa Valley with views of Mount Hermon

At a Glance
  • Group Size 6 to 15
  • 6 days cycling
  • 1 day sightseeing
  • Max altitude - 2780 metres
  • Join In Beirut

Accommodation & Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • 7 nights Hotel
  • 1 nights Guesthouse
Overview

With a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean, a rugged mountainous interior, a fascinating blend of cultural and historical highlights and a wealth of hilly roads, Lebanon is a great place for a Middle Eastern road cycling adventure. Most of the country’s people live along the coastal strip in a string of towns and cities such as Byblos (at the start of our ride) which can trace their histories back 5 millennia to a time of Egyptian rule and sea-faring prosperity.


Inland from the coast, Lebanon remains sparsely populated with villages located where the availability of land and water allow crops to grow. Criss-crossed by quiet roads, Lebanon’s rugged interior is perfect for road cycling and to take advantage of this we have put together a 6-day, 410 kilometre loop through the Lebanon Mountains which reach their high point in the north at over 3000 metres. Cycling past ancient olive trees and groves of stately cedars, we cross the range at the Arz-Oyoun Pass (2680m) then head south through the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon’s most important agricultural region where cereals, vegetables, tobacco and grapes are grown. Climbing up above 2000 metres again at Lebanon’s foremost ski station, Mzaar-Kfardebian, we spend a night at the Maronite monastery of Saint Sassine in Baskinta, before heading south via Lake Qaraoun with views across the Bekaa Valley once again to Mount Hermon (2814m), the high point of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. Our ride concludes with a final day through the timeless farming villages of the Chouf Mountains including a visit to the 18th century, Ottoman era Beiteddine Palace. Returning to spend the last night in the capital, Beirut, we have a brief city tour and some downtime before heading out to a restaurant for a last taste of the memorable Lebanese cuisine at the group’s final dinner.

Is this holiday for you?

ROAD CYCLING. This holiday has 6 days of cycling, averaging a little under 70 kilometres and 1750 metres of ascent each day. Whilst these daily distances are modest, the ascent figures are reasonably high and add to the challenge of a trip which will suit regular weekend road cyclists. We anticipate that 5 of the days will each involve around 5 hours of cycling with plenty of stops and time for re …

ROAD CYCLING. This holiday has 6 days of cycling, averaging a little under 70 kilometres and 1750 metres of ascent each day. Whilst these daily distances are modest, the ascent figures are reasonably high and add to the challenge of a trip which will suit regular weekend road cyclists. We anticipate that 5 of the days will each involve around 5 hours of cycling with plenty of stops and time for reflection and relaxation. The third day of cycling is the longest and with the most height gain and we can expect to be cycling for up to 8 hours with stops. Throughout the holiday the group is totally supported - at the start of the day your kit will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. Apart from the spare tube, multi-tool and pump that you would take on any day-ride, you will not be required to carry anything. With comfortable accommodation and great food, this holiday makes an excellent choice for any keen road cyclist looking for a new and very different destination early and late in the year. LIMITED BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.

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Itinerary

Meet at the group hotel in Byblos. A single timed transfer from Beirut International Airport to the hotel is provided.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

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After breakfast and a pre-tour briefing, we will assemble our bikes and then set off northwards along the old coast road. At Berbara we turn inland and start climbing up into the mountains, passing through several small villages such as Mounsef and Bejje. In Haqel we can stop to visit a small roadside museum, founded by a local man, which has an impressive display of fossil fish uncovered in a nearby limestone quarry and which may be as old as 100 million years. Continuing upwards through orderly farmland with small terraced fields, we pass through Lehfed and Jaj to reach Bchaaleh, one of the prettiest villages in Lebanon. A small group of gnarled olive trees in the village are reputed to be amongst the oldest in the world (2000 years old) and still bear fruit. Close by, after a short descent, we reach our hotel accommodation at Douma (1050m).

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1625 M

Descent

595 M

Time

4 hrs cycling

Distance

54 KM

The day starts with a short descent followed by a long climb. The climb covers around 10 kilometres with a height gain of 800 metres, but we break the climb at Tannourine Al Faouqa and make a diversion of around 5 kilometres from our route to visit the Sinkhole of Baatara, a natural wonder with 3 rock bridges and a waterfall that plunges into the sinkhole. Returning to Tannourine, we continue the steady ascent up into the Tannourine Cedar Forest, a 200 hectare reserve at close to 1800 metres elevation which is reckoned to have the greatest density of mature cedars in the country. We pass through Hadeth el Jebbe en route to Dimane where we can take a break at the summer residence of the Maronite Patriarch which offers a great overview of the rugged Qadisha Valley. We can stop again In Bcharre at the museum of the famous Lebanese-American writer, painter and philosopher Gebran Khalil Gebran. Its just a short ride from here to our hotel in Al Arz (1835m). Plenty of time before dinner to go and check out the small (and UNESCO World Heritage listed) grove of trees known as the 'Cedars of God'.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1650 M

Descent

865 M

Time

4 hrs cycling

Distance

45 KM

This will be the longest and most challenging ride of the trip and starts out from the hotel with a tough ascent over 9 kilometres to the Arz-Oyoun Arghosh Pass (2680m). It can be cold up there and there will no doubt be some adjustment of clothing layers during today's ride. Dropping down to the oasis of Oyoun Orghosh (2100m) we can take a break at one of the cafes beside the small lake here, we continue our descent southwards via Deir el Ahmar (1000m) and many villages of the Bekaa Valley on the eastern side of Mount Lebanon. We start to gain height again and when we reach Hadeth Baalbek we turn westwards towards Mount Lebanon, cycling up above 2000 metres again at the Mzaar-Kfardebian ski station, Lebanon's largest. Descending again, we overnight at the convent of Saint Sassine in Baskinta where we will be welcomed by the resident Maronite nuns.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

2550 M

Descent

3085 M

Time

7 - 8 hrs cycling

Distance

105 KM

Today's ride meanders through the mountains, heading south and going from village to village on quiet country roads. We cycle through Mrouj and make a stop in Mtein which, with its 5000 square metre central square surrounded by ancient buildings, is another of Lebanon's 'Plus Beaux Villages'. Continuing our ride to Hammana, known for its cherries and apples, we cross under the Beirut to Damascus highway and cycle through Ain Zhalta and Barouk to arrive at our accommodation in Maasser Shouf (1150m). With its red tiled roofs, Roman ruins and views that stretch from Mount Hermon to the Mediterranean Sea, Maasser Shouf is a cool place to be. After the ride we will have the opportunity to visit St. Michael micro-winery. Dinner and overnight in a monastery that has been turned into a hotel.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1520 M

Descent

1660 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs cycling

Distance

63 KM

This morning the ride will start from the hotel with an abrupt 685 metre climb over just 7 kilometres to the day's high-point at 1845 metres. From this road pass and whilst dropping down to Kefraya, we have amazing views of the Bekaa Valley, of Lake Qaraoun and, in the distance, majestic Mount Hermon (2814m) which marks the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Continuing, we pass Lake Qaraoun and the town of Mashghara before looping back around into the southern part of the Mount Lebanon Range and our overnight stop at Jezzine (950m). The town is quite dramatically situated above a limestone cliff with an impressive waterfall. Dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1640 M

Descent

1850 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs cycling

Distance

69 KM

Our last day of biking will take us back northwards, again on quiet roads that twist and turn through the Shouf Mountains, passing many farming villages and with opportunities to stop for coffee en route. Towards the end of the ride, we we will pay a visit to Beiteddine Palace which was built between 1788 and 1818 by the Emir Bashir II of the Shehab Dynasty which ruled the Mount Lebanon region during the period of occupation by the Ottoman Empire. The palace is a jewel of 19th century Lebanese architecture and classified as a national monument. It houses the Palace Museum which has an amazing collection of Byzantian mosaics. We end the ride in Deir el Qamar (745m), a beautiful town once the capital of the Mount Lebanon Emirate. Dinner in town and overnight at a hotel.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1555 M

Descent

1760 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs cycling

Distance

74 KM

Today is our last day in Lebanon. We will make the short (1 hour) transfer from Deir el Qamar to Beirut. Once we havce checked in at our hotel, there will be a guided walking tour of the restored downtown area of the city which should take a couple of hours. After lunch, the afternoon is free for independent sightseeing in the city or to take a walk along the coastal 'corniche'. In the evening we will go out to a nice Lebanese restaurant for a final celebratory dinner together.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B

Your holiday ends after breakfast. A single timed transfer to Beirut International Airport is provided.

Meals

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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • An experienced Lebanese cycling leader
  • A support vehicle driven by a professional and qualified driver-guide
  • Single Beirut Airport group transfers on Day 1 and Day 9
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Baggage transfer

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than group transfers on Day 1 and Day 9)
  • Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Tips for support staff and guide
  • Miscellaneous expenses drinks souvenirs etc
  • Local bike hire
  • Bike Carriage on the flights - please check with your carrier for charges

The group will meet at the hotel in Byblos.

A single transfer from Beirut International Airport to the group hotel is provided in the evening of Day 1.

On the last day of the Land Only itinerary, there will be a single transfer back to Beirut International Airport.

Anyone may join the group transfers by prior arrangement. Travelling as a group or on public transport saves energy. If this is not practical, we can provide private transfers at an additional cost. Taxis are also available.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

All meals, except the final lunch and dinner in Beirut, are included in the holiday price.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans or 5 litre bottles. Additionally you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

Lebanese food includes a broad range of Levantine dishes that draw their influence from Mediterranean, Arabic and Turkish cuisine. Lebanese cooking offers an abundance of fresh seafood, pulses, grains, vegetables and fruit. Chicken is eaten more than red meat, but you will find lamb dishes along the coast and goat on the menu in the mountains. Dishes include baba ghanoush, a dip made from chargrilled aubergines; falafel and shawarma kebabs. Hummus is a staple dish and is often eaten with pita bread. Baklava is a dessert made from layered filo-pastry filled with nuts and date syrup or honey. Dishes are often served in a mezze style; a vast array of smaller dishes creating an array of enticing flavours. Alongside your dishes you will nearly always be served delicious salads such as tabbouleh and fattoush. A traditional accompaniment to meals in Lebanon is arak, an anise-flavoured spirit and the national drink. Lebanon also has a history of wine-making going back several thousand years, and there are some wine producers creating some fantastic wines such as Chateau Musar and Chateau Ksara.

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

The accommodation we use has been chosen to enrich your experience and to support social and economic enterprises in rural communities. Generally, we will stay in comfortable hotels/guesthouses with twin-share rooms and en-suite facilities. For the night at the Sassine Monastery in Baskinta the accommodation will be more basic, with shared bathrooms, but the welcome will be charming and warm. If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available, on all but one night, for a supplementary cost.

This holiday will be accompanied by an experienced Lebanese cycling leader. In addition, there will be a support vehicle driven by a professional and qualified driver-guide.

This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude.  During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres.  Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude.  You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Approximately £150 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks, non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses. You should budget around £30-£40 for the 2 meals in Beirut (lunch and dinner) that are not included. You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros, although dollars are more widely accepted, and can often be used in shops and restaurants. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency at many restaurants and supermarkets,  your tour leader will advise the best places to change money en-route. It is better not to use ATMs as they are subject to a fee and very unfavourable exchange rates. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of an emergency.

In Lebanon it is usual to tip staff, including your cycling tour leader and driver-guide, if you are happy with the services provided. We suggest you coordinate these tips as a group and as a rough guide we recommend around £30 per person to be shared between the tour leader and driver. Tipping is widespread in Lebanon and you may also want to pay small amount to hotel staff and anyone else who provides a service. The tour leader can advise you about this. Restaurant tips are included in the holiday price.

Your bike should be fitted with a compact or triple chainset and we suggest that 25mm tyres will provide a bit more comfort on the variable road surfaces typically found on our Road Cycling holidays.

Since you are depending on your bike to transport you throughout your holiday, it’s important to ensure it is in good working order. If you are not mechanically minded, get your local bicycle dealer to service it for you.

Please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of your bike.

Bike hire is available locally – but is limited. Our local agent can arrange to provide the following bikes on a first-come, first-served basis.

Olmo Zerocinque – (Italian) alloy frame and carbon fork, Shimano Claris components with rim brakes and compact gearing 50-34 chainrings and 11-32 cassette. Limited availability in sizes M, L and XL. 28mm Vittoria tyres. Rental price $100.

Silverback Strela – (South African-German) alloy frame and carbon forks with Shimano Sora components with rim brakes and compact gearing 50-34 chainrings and 11-30 cassette. Limited availability in size S. 25mm Vittoria tyres. Rental price $100.

Silverback Sirelli 2 – carbon frame and forks with Shimano 105 components with rim brakes and compact gearing 50-34 chainrings and 11-28 cassette. Limited availability in sizes S, M, L. 25mm Vittoria tyres. Rental price $175.

We need to know well in advance if you are proposing to hire a bike and we need to establish the frame size you require. As well as giving us your estimate of frame size, we need your height (metric). We will check that a suitably sized bike is available for collection and you will pay the local agent for the bike directly (in euros currency) when your bike is delivered to you after breakfast on day 2 in Byblos. Please note that your contract for bike hire is directly with the local provider and not with KE. You will be required to sign an agreement locally that you will pay for the replacement or repair of the bike in the case of its loss or damage.

The bikes are fitted with basic flat pedals and we recommend that you bring your own pedals (and possibly your saddle), which will be fitted for you, as well as your helmet.

Airlines require that you pack your bike properly for travel and for this holiday we recommend that you use a purpose-made soft bike bag. These can be relatively inexpensive. They are also light in weight, easy to handle and, most importantly, can be packed into a small space to allow easy transportation in the support vehicle. You will need to partially dismantle your bike to pack it in your bag.

PLEASE DO NOT USE a purpose-made rigid bike box for this holiday. We do not have the space in the support vehicle to transport these bulky items.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding travelling with your bike.

Throughout the holiday, we will have the back up of a minibus or larger bus support vehicle. Each morning the group’s baggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle which will follow the group on the day's ride. The biking leader and the support vehicle driver will watch over the group and will be contactable by mobile phone. Group members will naturally cycle at different speeds and regular stops will be set to allow the group to reform. The support vehicle will carry water, snack bars, energy bars, dried fruit, fruit and picnic lunch items on any days that they are needed. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from cycling at any time.

Apart from your bike in its bag or box (if you are taking your own bike), you should travel with one main item of luggage, such as a sturdy holdall, and a small day pack. The day pack can be used to carry valuable items such as cameras and GPS devices whilst travelling, but will also be useful to separate out items you might want to pick up from the support vehicle during the rides, like additional clothing. Your baggage allowance on the flights will depend on your airline. When choosing your flights, whether booking them directly or through KE, you will need to consider the cost of carrying your bike. These costs are your responsibility.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

British citizens can normally apply for a free single entry tourist or family visit visa on arrival. British Overseas Citizens and British Protected Persons will need to get a visa before travelling to Lebanon. Persons of Palestinian origin may also require a visa before travelling, or may be required to carry additional documentation with them when travelling. Entry requirements are subject to change, so you should check with the Lebanese Embassy before you travel.

Passports should not have a Israeli visa or stamp of arrival or departure on any of their pages. Passport holders with an Israeli stamp risk being refused entry to Lebanon at the airport passport control.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

The unit of currency in Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound.

The better conditioned you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise regime and fit in a number of long cycle rides in hilly country to ensure you are physically capable of taking part in this trip - this will also provide you with an opportunity to make sure all your riding kit is tried and tested before you travel. Cycling is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, however, running and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina.

Lebanon enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterised by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool and wet winters. Temperatures range from 5°C in January to 38°C in August. Temperatures can soar further when the Saharan wind known as the Scirocco blows in from the south. The mountains of Lebanon, however, are subjected to much cooler temperatures. During the summer the temperature will hover around an average of 27°C and cool considerably in the evening.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

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  • Flavours of Lebanon by Gail Shammas

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

For this holiday you will need your usual cycling clothing, including shoes, cycling gloves and helmet (which must be worn at all times when cycling). Whether you are hiring a bike or taking your own, we recommend that you take the usual day-ride essentials of: mobile phone, multi-tool, mini-pump, tyre levers, spare tubes and puncture repair kit.

Bike Wear

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling shoes
  • Waterproof overshoes
  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Long leg cycling trousers or leg warmers
  • Lycra arm warmers
  • Short sleeve cycling tops
  • Long sleeved cycling top
  • Lightweight windproof gilet
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Regular biking gloves
  • Long fingered biking gloves
  • Buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream (inc. total bloc for lips/nose)
  • Camera

Other Stuff

  • Travel and off-the-bike clothing and footwear
  • Wash bag, towel, toiletries
  • Basic First Aid kit and personal medication
  • Chamois Cream (e.g. Assos or Ozone)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Spares

If you are hiring a bike you do not need to bring any spares. The hire bikes are provided in good condition and a supply of spares is carried. You may be asked to pay directly for any spares used, especially in the case of crash damage or damage by mis-use. If you are taking your own bike, you should consider taking a minimum of spares, including a couple of spare spokes (for each wheel if they are different), spare brake blocks (or brake disc pads), chain links/chain connector, rear derailleur hanger and any non-standard parts specific to your bike.

Repairs

Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs to your bike e.g. changing an inner tube and fixing a puncture. Your bike guide will be happy to help with repairs and general maintenance, but being able to carry out a simple repair yourself could save the inconvenience of having to wait for assistance.

Hydration and Energy Snacks

You should take 2 standard water bottles (the hire bikes may have just a single bottle cage) and also consider taking a small supply of the gels, power bars or sports drink mix that you would normally use on a ride at home.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your equipment.

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