Packing List

Our packing checklist is a list of items to consider bringing for your motorcycle trip. Items will depend on your own personal circumstances, the time of year and your destination. As a rule of thumb, prepare and pack for all types of weather. For example, in the Rockies in mid July, it is not unusual to have, rain, sleet, snow and sun all in the same day due to elevation changes. Make sure you research the weather in all of the areas you will be riding.

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The Basics

  • Keys
  • Passport (+ photocopy of picture page & personal data)
  • Wallet
  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • Check book
  • Log-book (vehicle registration) + photocopy
  • Letter of permission (borrowed vehicles only)
  • Insurance card
  • Health Insurance Card
  • AMA Card

Phone Numbers

  • Bank(s)
  • Credit card issuer(s)

Bungees (tie-downs)

Motorcycle Locks

First Aid Kits


  • Helmet(s)
  • Hat
  • Goggles
  • GlovesWaterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Scarf
  • Jeans
  • Shirt(s)/Blouse(s)
  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Underpants
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Sandals/flip-flops


  • Duct tape
  • Soft wire
  • Rag
  • Small tool kit (key metric wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers etc)


  • Spare inner tube
  • Spare clutch cable
  • Oil
  • Tire patch kit
  • Portable tire pump
  • Spare clutch cable
  • Spark plug
  • Chain links
  • Bottle of spare petrol

Maps & GPS Device

Useful Things

  • Leatherman
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • Compass
  • Pen/pencil
  • Notebook
  • Mobile ‘phone
  • Chargers for Phone, camera, iPod, etc.
  • Plug adapter
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries
  • Telescope
  • Sun screen and mosquito repellent
  • Energy bars
  • Water bottle
  • Watch
  • iPod
  • Trash bags (For waterproofing and dustproofing)
  • Toilet papers
  • Water and food
  • Matches / Lighter

If you feel that anything important is missing from the motorcycle trip packing checklist, please leave a comment and I will add them in.