All you want to know about what I’m bringing for 4 months around france on the bike and on foot

The list of gear below will be completed in the weeks leading to the trip and updated if the set-up is changing during the journey.

La Map Mammenn 6000 Hexagonal

My bike loaded at the start of Mammenn.


Surly Bridge Club Touring Bike
Original build Grandma’s Lipstick 27.5 (all infos on Surly’s website here)

Schwalbe Marathon Almotion 2.15” Tires

Brooks B17 S (short) saddle

Surly Moloko Handlebar + Ergon GP1 BioKork handle grips

Racktime Eco 2.0 Tour rear rack

Thule Schield Pannier 2x25L

Pelago Commuter Front Rack

Ortlieb Sport Classic 2×12.5L


Big Agnes Salt Creek SL 2p

Vaude Cheyenne 350 Sleeping Bag
Comfort Temperature 6°C

REI Flash Sleeping Pad

Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Large Pillow

JetBoil MicroMo + JetBoil Ceramic Fluxring 1.5L Cook Pot

Swiss Army knife

Sigg Hot&Cold Light 0.55L Thermos

Decathlon travel towel

Toiletry kit

Sleeping in organized campgrounds.


3 Bib Shorts


3 short sleeves Shirts Jersey

Patagonia Triolet waterproof jacket

Arc’teryx Nodin windproof jacket

Scott shoes with SPD cleats

Northwave waterproof overshoes

2 pairs of merino socks

Blitz Matrix Small sunglasses

Julbo Aerolite sunglasses 


Ultimate Direction FastpackHer 20 backpack

Ultimate Direction FK Ultra Poles

2 pair of shorts

1 short sleeves T-shirt

1 sun hoody

Salomon Sense Ride 4 Gore Tex

1 pair of socks

Same jackets and sunglasses than for cycling


Ortovox softshell jacket

1 pair of leggings

1 merino tanktop

1 dress

1 swimsuit

1 pair of flip flops

La Map Mammenn 6000 Hexagonal

Toys to navigate, document and pass rainy days during the trip


iPhone 7 Plus

Garmin Edge 530 GPS

Microsoft Surface Go tablet
Bought refurbished, with Microsoft Type Cover and Surface Pen

Sony Alpha 6000 camera

Go Pro Hero 7

Kobo Libra eReader


View of the Vosges from the top of Hohneck

In Neuchâtel, Switzerland