Sportive Breaks Packing List


Sportive Breaks Packing List

The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable throughout the year so bring layers to cope with all situations.

Cycling gear

  • Jersey & shorts (minimum of 3 sets – laundry facilities available at the hotel)
  • Cycling sunglasses
  • Overshoes
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers (Optional but easy to pack and useful for long descents at the end of the day)
  • Rain jacket (to fit in jersey pocket)
  • Additional layer for chilly descents
  • Long fingered gloves (Optional but easy to pack and useful for long descents at the end of the day)
  • Suncream

 Bike equipment

  • Garmin / Wahoo with turn by turn navigation
  • Front & Back Lights
  • Standard puncture repair kit to be carried on bike at all times
  • Multi tool
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Bike specific tools (if your bike requires any special tools)
  • 2 X bottles
  • Rear Mech hanger (these are bike specific and not always easy to source locally)
  • Di2 charging cables (if applicable)
  • Ride nutrition – (we supply OTE products but always good to bring your own if you have a different brand that works for you)
  • Waterproof phone / essentials holder (plastic pouch will suffice)

Off the bike

  • Casual clothes – including warm layer for evening drinks on the terrace!
  • Personal medication & toiletries
  • Swimming gear
  • Phone & charger
  • Electrical plug adaptor (double adaptor OR double USB are good – check the adaptor for your destination)
  • Hand sanitiser (ESSENTIAL – For hand luggage and jersey pocket)
  • Supply of masks (ESSENTIAL – compulsory to wear masks in public in Italy)


  • Valid passport
  • EHIC Card – Valid for all EU (and UK) citizens. UK Citizens can apply for a new EHIC for free HERE
  • Insurance – Comprehensive insurance is compulsory. Make sure you policy covers you for Road cycling up to 2500m (or higher if Alps, Switzerland or Stelvio

Mobile phone software

  • Whatsapp – Used for group communication & to pinpoint location
  • GPX app (e.g. Strava  – additional help with navigation)

Sportive Breaks Hire bike

  • If you are hiring one of our bikes please remember to pack you pedals, garmin mount and helmet / shoes.
  • All sizes have 172.5mm cranks if you are thinking of bringing a Stages power meter