Information: The original language of this blog is German. Any other language is translated using DEEPL's machine translation (www.deepl.com), without proofreading.

Luggage and packing list

Luggage bags (~10.4kg)

After many years, our old Ortlieb bags are worn out. Our new bike bags are from the High Visibility line of Ortlieb.

  • Handlebar bag incl. Inlet: Ortlieb High Visibility handlebar bag, black (1 piece each with a volume of 7l)
  • Front bag: Ortlieb High Visibility Sport-Roller, black (2 piece each with a volume of 12.5l)
  • Rear bag: Ortlieb High Visibility Back-Roller, black (2 piece each with a volume of 20l)
  • Backpack und Carrier-bag Ortlieb Gear-Pack, yellow (1 piece each with a volume of 40l)
  • Attachment straps Oxford ROK 12mm Straps
  • Small backpack Exped Splash (1 piece with a volume of 15l)
  • Various packsacks

Travel documents

  • Passport, identity card, international vaccination card and driving license
  • Credit cards and Maestro card
  • Passport pouch
  • Small Wallet
  • Memo with blocking & emergency number hidden in wallet and in seat post
  • Pictures from Switzerland and from our families
  • Removed: Guidebooks: We only use the travel guide eBooks now.

Repair kit (~1.0kg)

On the road, we must be able to repair minor defects ourselves. We have put together our repair kit to include high-quality tools and yet weigh as little as possible. We deliberately do not use the common multitools and use the tools individually.

  • Textile tool case (self sewn)
  • Short Allen wrenches of sizes 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.
  • Multitool (Leatherman Squirt PS4):
    • Pliers and wire cutters
    • Philips screwdriver
    • Slotted screwdriver
    • File fine
    • Scissor
    • Knife
  • Cassette locking tool Parktool NBT2
  • Spoke wrench
  • Removed: Fork wrench 10/12
  • Removed: Fork wrench 16/18
  • Added: Adjustable wrench Ireva 34mm
  • Added: Shimano bottom bracket tool (TL-FC37)
  • Patch kit for flats
  • Patch for tire tear
  • Chain tester: Rohloff Caliber
  • File coarse
  • Medical gloves against greasy hands
  • Sewing kit
  • Chain oil (20ml)
  • Added: Shimano premium grease (50g)
  • Cable ties in various sizes

The spare parts will vary depending on the route and region. We usually have the following parts with us:

  • Spare folding tire (2 piece, 1 pieces)
  • Brake cable (2 pieces), Brake cable liner (inner tubing) und Tension guide tube (1 piece)
  • Shift cable (2 pieces)
  • Chains (4 pieces)
  • Spokes for the front wheel (5 pieces) and the back wheel (10 pieces)
  • Spoke nipple
  • Tubes (2 pieces)
  • Brake pad (6 pairs)
  • Tension wheel
  • The two smallest pinions (2 pairs)
  • Spare part screws
  • Removed: Tent cord
  • Spare parts bike lights (Coax-connector, heat shrink tube, …)
  • Spare parts for gasoline stove
  • Spare parts for the tent (poles, glue, patch)
  • Spare part sleeping pad (patch)
  • Spare parts for Ortlieb bags
  • Added: Free wheel (1 piece), rear hub (1 piece) and bottom bracket (1 piece)

Sleeping Equipment (~7.5kg)

(Without tent)
  • Tent Exped Orion II incl. footprint
  • Condensation drying towel (Mont-Bell Micro Towel Hand)
  • Removed: Tarp Exped Solo
  • Sleeping bag Exped Winterlite -6°, size SR (Regula)
  • Sleeping bag Exped Winterlite -6°, size SL (David)
  • Silk sleeping bag liner (2 pieces)
  • Sleeping pad Exped FLEXMAT M for thorny places (2 pieces)
  • Sleeping pad Thermarest NeoAir XTherm for cold nights (2 pieces)
  • Exped SitPad Flex (2 pieces)
  • Added: Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid Net Shelter Double (1 piece)

Kitchen Equipment (~3.7kg)

  • Pan 2.5l uncoated with lid and handle by MSR
  • Tea pot 1l from MSR
  • Titanium mugs 400ml from Snowpeak (2 pieces)
  • Wine glasses GSI (2 pieces)
  • Titanium plates from Keith (2 pieces)
  • Titanium sporks from LightMyFire (2 pieces)
  • Drying towel (Mont-Bell Micro Towel Hand) and dish brush
  • Gasoline stove Primus Omnifuel incl. windshield, lighter and pack sack
  • Gasoline bottle 0.6l
  • Water filter Katadyn Pocket
  • Removed: MSR water bag 10l (1 piece)
  • Added: MSR light water bag 6l (1 piece)
  • Bottles of pepper, sugar and salt
  • Pocket knife Spartan from Victorinox (2 pieces)
  • Added: Victorinox vegetable peeler (1 piece)

Hygiene items (~0.5kg)

Our first-aid-kit is explained here.

  • All-purpose soap (for body, dishes and clothes).
  • Toilet bag Regula:
    • Toothbrush
    • Scrunch protection
    • Tiny hand brush
    • Removed: Unbreakable mirror
    • Tweezers
    • Eczema ointment
  • Toilet bag David:
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Comb
    • Nail clippers and scissor
    • Shaving kit: soap, tiny shaving brush & Gillette razor blade
    • Added: PET lid for bottle shower
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletry kit:
    • Toilet paper
    • Ultra light shovel: The Deuce, UL trowel
    • Hand sanitizer

Clothing Regula (~3.6kg)

  • T-shirt short (3 pieces)
  • T-shirt long thick (1 piece)
  • Pants long (2 pieces)
  • Pants short (2 pieces)
  • Top / Bra
  • Underpants
  • Socks short
  • Socks long
  • Long underpants (1 pieces)
  • Bodice (1 piece)
  • Down jacket (1 piece)
  • Medium thin windbreaker (1 piece)
  • Thin windbreaker (1 piece)
  • Fleece jacket (1 piece)
  • Down booties (1 pair)
  • Thin gloves with cover (1 pair)
  • Warm gloves (1 pair)
  • Thin cap (1 piece)
  • Merino Buff (1 piece)
  • Swimsuit (1 piece)
  • Towel (Mont-Bell Micro Towel Sport)
  • Rain jacket (1 piece)
  • Rain pants (1 piece)
  • Rain booties (1 pair)
  • Rain cover for gloves (1 pair)
  • Added: Rain poncho Exped UL (1 piece)
  • Sunglasses (2 pieces)
  • Sun hat (1 piece)
  • Velo helmet (1 piece)
  • Added: DaBrim helmet shade (1 piece)
  • Sandals (1 pair)
  • Sneakers (1 pair)

Clothing David (~3.3kg)

  • T-shirt short (3 pieces)
  • T-shirt long thick (1 piece)
  • Pants long (2 pieces)
  • Pants short (2 pieces)
  • Underpants
  • Socks short
  • Socks long
  • Long underpants (1 piece)
  • Down jacket (1 piece)
  • Thin windbreaker (1 piece)
  • Fleece jacket (1 piece)
  • Cycling shorts (2 pieces)
  • Thin gloves with cover (1 pair)
  • Warm gloves (1 pair)
  • Thin cap (1 piece)
  • Merino Buff (1 piece)
  • Swimming trunks (1 piece)
  • Towel (Mont-Bell Micro Towel Face)
  • Rain jacket (1 piece)
  • Rain pants (1 piece)
  • Rain booties (1 pair)
  • Rain cover for gloves (1 pair)
  • Added: Rain poncho Exped UL (1 piece)
  • Sunglasses (1 piece)
  • Sun hat (1 piece)
  • Velo helmet (1 piece)
  • Added: DaBrim helmet shade (1 piece)
  • Sandals (1 pair)
  • Sneakers (1 pair)

Electronic equipment (~4.9kg)

  • Smartphones (2 pieces)
    • Navigational app Mapy.cz with offline map
  • E-book reader with unbreakable display (E-Ink Mobius)
    • Country specific background literature
    • Added: Travel guides
  • Camera Regula
    • Sony RX100 IV
    • Battery for camera (3 pieces)
    • Memory cards
  • Camera David
    • Fujifilm X-T4
    • Lens 1, Fujifilm XF16-80mm
    • Lens 2, Fujifilm XF 70-300mm
    • Lens 3, Laowa 9mm
    • Camera battery (2 pieces)
    • Removed: Tripod Novoflex BasicPos with ball head and bicycle adapter
    • Added: Pedco Ultrapod 3
    • Memory cards
  • Insta360 Go2 Camera
  • Headlamp Nitecore NU25 with integrated battery
  • Charging cable, accessories, etc.
  • Travel alarm clock, Casio PQ-30
  • Laptop X1 Carbon with sleeve
  • Laptop charger, Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 (2 port, 60W)
  • Power travel adapter Skross MUV Micro
  • Added: 2’000 GB memory stick