Riders travelling from Australia via Airnorth in Darwin, please note that you must pack light. Bikes should be in bike boxes to ensure easy transport in the cargo hold for airlines.
Weight restrictions will apply to all passengers on Airnorth flights during peak period in the week leading up to the Tour and the week after.
What to bring:
- Passport (must be valid for at least another 6 months and have two pages remaining)
- US$ Cash (no ATMs outside of Dili and you don’t want to spend hours in the bank changing money) Small denominations $1, $5 & $10 for the Tour
- Bike & Helmet (no helmet, no ride)
- Tyre/tube patches and spare tubes
- Small bike pump and/or CO2 Cannisters*
- Chamois cream
- Energy Gels & Electrolyte powder or isotonics
- Camelback and/or water bottles
- Bike Lock (if you are using your bike pre or post TdT as means of transport in Dili and beyond)
- Spare parts specific to your bike – EG: Derailleur Hanger, Spokes/Nipples, etc.
- US$ Cash for the Workshop – Labour is complimentary, parts will be charged at discounted prices.
- Tent & mattress (if you are not using the Red Carpet Special Offer)
- Sleeping bag/sheet
- Toiletries kit
- Basic medical kit and any required medication
- Thongs/flip flops for showering
- Mosquito repellent
- Torch/Headlamp (lights out at 10.30pm in campsite)
- Knicks/bibshorts and jerseys for five days
- Party clothes for Closing ceremony in Dili (smart casual)
- Campsite clothing (t-shirts and shorts, long sleeves for evening)
- Swimming gear for poolside relaxation pre and post TdT
- Snacks (nuts, muesli bars etc are still limited in stock in Dili)
- Additional dietary needs such as gluten-free (whilst we try to cater to all dietary needs, with a large group in a remote location this can be challenging & self sufficiency will help to ensure your needs are met)
- Melamine or travel cup (for tea & coffee drinking in the campsite to reduce our waste footprint)
- Knife and fork or spork
- Phone & other electrical device chargers with adaptors (Solar charger for phone and other electronic devices are now cheap and would allow you to charge from your tent or wherever you are in the campsite)
*Ensure that you check with your airline before packing! The following excerpt is taken from Virgin Australia:
Dangerous Goods that May be Taken Onboard – to be Declared
Some dangerous goods are permitted to be carried by passengers. The following dangerous goods must be declared at check in to be approved for travel, or unpacked before you take off. If you do not declare the carriage of dangerous goods at time of check in, even inadvertently, you may be liable to prosecution and severe penalties apply.
Small Non-Flammable Gas Cylinders (such as those contained in lifejackets, bicycle pumps and other inflating devices)
Permitted as carry-on or checked baggage – Guests are permitted with a limit of 4 small cylinders (not more than up to 50mL water capacity) containing carbon dioxide or other non-flammable gas, are permitted.