Your bike must be prepared for long travel and well checked before.
TYPE of bike. We recommend:
- a 26-MTB or a 28-Touring bike
- if no suspension with 50 mm or wider tires to smooth cycling on rough roads
- if using a 28-Tourer with 37 mm tires (not smaller!), it is recommended to have suspension (fork, saddle-post)
LUGGAGE. We strictly recommend
fitting your bike with carriers for low-riders in front too! Cause there might
be some days without car (border-problem, repairing) and you must be able to
carry your entire luggage on bike. Remember that 4 days in
BRAKES. Cycling downhill safe brakes is a must. If your bicycle has been used, you should change all brake cables and if necessary the outer hulls too, replace the brake-pads. Take pads for front and rear for every 2000 km with you.
GEARS. If your bicycle has been used, you should change all gear cables and if necessary the outer hulls too, and replace the chain and the back gears. Usually it should be done after every 5000 km.
LIGHT. Check (and add) reflectors. Use dynamo-light or good LED-lights for front and rear side. Itís important that you are able to cycle in darkness on rough roads, when itís necessary.
Bicycle FIRST_AID kit. The above mentioned cables, pads, 1-2 tubes and a foldable tire, light-bulbs, basic tools.