Bike Tours 



- Equipment list for Bike Tours

For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

Bike clothing:

  • Buff or light hat that fits under the helmet. 
  • Wind and waterproof bike jacket – ideally with a hood, e.g. Gore-Tex. 
  • Long and short sleeve layers of wool or synthetics in variable thickness for different weather conditions. 
  • Light puffy jacket or vest for breaks and stops. 
  • Bike pants with a good pad, shorts/bibs/long-pants for variable weather conditions.
  • Wind and waterproof pants cut for cycling. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland. 
  • Bike shoes / light hiking boots.
  • Socks for riding – few pairs light and heavy.
  • Neoprene over shoes / Gore-Tex bike socks or Seal-Skin socks. 
  • Bike gloves, thin and thick. 
  • Ideally have a change of clothes for variable conditions, thick and thin. 

Day pack:

  • Back pack for cycling (20L +).
  • Water bottle or camel bag.
  • Sandals or neoprene boots for wading rivers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Camera with spare batteries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • A small first-aid kit.
  • Energy bars. 
  • Repair tools.
  • Derailleur hanger / drop out – fitting your frame. 
  • Spare tube fitting your wheel size.
  • Tube repair kit. 
  • Quick-link for your chain size.

Other gear:

  • Bike fitting the tour – can be rented.
  • Biking Helmet. 
  • Sunglasses / protective glasses.
  • A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase! 
  • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for this tour since all the huts are heated.
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes for wearing in the hut.
  • Spare bike clothing (see above). 
  • Towel – light weight and packable. 
  • Bathing gear (depends on tour). 
  • Sunglasses & sun protection. 
  • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut. 
  • Casual clothes / change of clothes for wearing in the hut.
  • Personal first aid kit – including blister care. 
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, earplugs etc. 

Optional gear:

  • Pen knife / leatherman. 
  • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
  • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing. 
  • Slippers for indoor use. 
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits. 
  • Knee protection is required in “All Mountain”/Enduro tours and elbow and spine protection should be considered.
  • Mudguards front/back. 
  • SPD or similar – we suggest bringing your own pedals.

Recommended tools and spare parts:

For those that bring their own bike only. 

  • Small multi tool.
  • Small pump.
  • Spare tube.
  • Tire levers.
  • Puncture repair kit.
  • Chain link extractor.
  • Brake blocks/disc pads for your bike.
  • Spare derailleur hanger; frame specific (“drop-out”).
  • Chain lube; wet and dry conditions. 
  • Brush and a rag for cleaning drive train. 
  • Any tools needed for packing your bike.


Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.