As you may have guessed, I’m in Germany, where NosyNeighbour and I recently finished another cycling holiday in Bavaria.

As usual, we packed light, bringing only our folding bikes as checked luggage and then maximizing our carry on bags. I had the additional challenge of packing for 40 days. Thankfully it’s summer and much easier to do. It was also made easier because NosyNeighbour took minimal to a new level.

His clothing consisted of the following:   cycling shorts, cycling socks, two pairs smart casual shorts, one travel collared shirt, two sleeveless quick dry tops, one merino wool t-shirt, long-sleeved merino wool top, cycling shoes, helmet, bandana.

In my pannier, I had the following:  2 cycling shorts, 2 cycling socks, 3 merino wool t-shirts, long-sleeved merino wool top, skort, convertible quick dry smart casual pants, two sleeveless dressier tops, 3/4 sleeve quick dry hoodie. (Note: try on everything to make sure that everything works together! )

For transporting our gear, we had 3 panniers, one rack bag and a handle bar bag each. We also carried a tablet, DSLR camera, bike repair parts, first aid kit and a rain poncho each.