The key to enjoying yourself is early preparation, planning and effective space management. You will experience a wide range of temperatures, weather and road conditions. The number of bags has to be limited to one medium-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag. The chase van will accommodate your luggage so all you have to think about is the ride. Depending on the type of bike you select, extra storage in the form of top boxes, saddlebags and panniers will vary.
Helmets: You will be provided with a standard half-shell “Harley-style” helmet at no charge to all riders and passenger. You are welcome to bring any of your own personal riding gear with you. Communication systems (intercoms) can be purchased locally or you can bring it with you.
Clothing: Cold weather gear is necessary for tours at the beginning or end of summer. Also worth remembering is that the weather can be unpredictable even in the warm summer months. A layering system is best – with a base layer of wool or Capilene (synthetic) shirt, wind jacket and cold weather jacket.
Wind proof/waterproof trousers
Cold weather riding boots, socks and gloves
Wet weather gear to include a lightweight rain suit
Long-sleeve white t-shirts and face covering (bandana) for desert crossings
Swim trunks, shower sandals, long sleeve and short sleeve shirts and shorts
Ear plugs and sunscreen (recommend 35 SPF or greater)
Eye protection/sunglasses and clear glasses for evening riding or cloudy days
Prescription medication, aspirin, Ibuprofen, eye drops and allergy medication
Smart Phone and small tablet or laptop/USB Drive (optional)
Camera with extra batteries, international charger (120volts) and storage cards
IPOD or other MP3 player (optional)
There is likely to be time for shopping stops in the event you forget or need an additional item, but travel as prepared as possible. Please ask your Bon Voyage Travel Consultant if there are any items you are unsure about.