Old Gits Logo 3.gif (12598 bytes)Touring Check List

Old Gits European Motorcycle Tours
Home Next Trip Hints & Tips The Old Gits Social Events Trip History Contact Us

 

Trip History
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998

 

 

 

The Old Gits is not a commercial organisation. We don't charge anything and don't make a profit. Those on the trips simply pay their own costs but benefit from any group discounts that can be arranged.

Are you interested in joining in a furure Old Gits trip? Add your e-mail address to our mailing lists here.

Touring Check List

Home Up Kit Reviews Touring Check List Useful Links Legal Requirements

 

What to pack.

Over the years we have managed to build up a list of things that need to be considered when packing for a motorcycle touring holiday.

Compulsory/Essential

Documents
Equipment
Passport   GB Sticker (if required)  
Driving License (both parts)   Waterproofs  
Health Card (old E111)   Mobile Phone (Europe enabled)  
Credit Card(s)/Cashpoint Card(s)   Mobile Phone Charger  
Motorcycle Insurance Certificate   Ear Plugs  
Registration Document (V5)   Spare Glasses (if glasses used)  
Ferry/Chunnel Tickets/Booking Confirmation   UK/Euro Plug Converter  
Accommodation Booking Confirmation   Any Required Medication  
Emergency Contact Details (pass to someone else to look after)   Spare Keys (pass to someone else to look after)  
    Disposable breath test kit (for France)  

Optional

Documents
Equipment
Health/Travel Insurance   First Aid Kit  
Breakdown Cover/Recovery   Spare Bulb Kit  
Cash (in appropriate currencies)   Puncture Repair Kit  
Maps   Tool Kit  
Route Plan   Spare Bungees/Cargo Net  
Tourist Guides   Spare Fuses  
Handbook/Manual   GPS + Mounting Kit  
Language Dictionaries/Guides   Top Up Oils/Fluids  
Swiss Vignette (If using motorways in Switzerland)   Chain Oil  
    Sun Glasses  
    Small Torch/Head Torch  
    Alternative Motorcycle Clothing (gloves etc)  
    Chain(s)/Lock(s)  
    MP3 Player  
    Camera (stills/video)  
    Spare Film/Tape/Memory/Disk  
    Electrical Chargers (Camera/Video/GPS)  
    Ratchet Tie Downs  
    Fluorescent Jacket/Waist Coat  
    Sun Cream  
    Airhawk Seat Cushion  
    Cable Ties  
    Latex Gloves  
    Gaffer Tape  
    Can of Tyre Weld