Packing for a holiday can be difficult enough, but packing for a Spanish dirt biking holiday requires a whole new level of planning. Leave the inflatable pool toys at home, grab your safety gear, and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
William Hazlitt once said that “the seat of knowledge is in the head”, and so he definitely would have argued for the importance of a good motorcycle helmet. They are heavy to pack, and they can be rented, but for a regular rider nothing is safer, or more comfortable, than your own helmet. Having picked it yourself means that you have spent several hours finding the right one and, more than that, it will have molded to the shape of your seat of knowledge. A helmet needs to be replaced if it’s had a hard knock or two. Moreover, for the intense sunshine of southern Spain, you may want a set of tinted goggles, but be sure that the darkness of it is no more than 50 per cent to stay within the law.
Motorcycle boots are sometimes overlooked because, unlike helmets, many of us already own a pair of boots. Still, your favourite wellies won’t quite do on this occasion. Boots are (hopefully) a rider’s first point of contact with the ground and, should the worst happen, you’ll want them to be tough and durable. Much like with helmets, regular riders should bring their own but beginners will do just fine renting boots from a reputable supplier. However, a reputable supplier in a country you don’t know can be hard to find. This is why Redtread provide great quality helmets and boots as part of their package.
All of these things are great precautions, but they can all be provided. Redtread offers this equipment for free as part of their package and, unlike boots and helmets, this sort of gear doesn’t necessarily need to be your own for it to be comfortable. If you have enough room in your luggage, or if you want your trail riding trip to last more than a couple of days, then bringing your own stuff is an option. Otherwise, leave it at home to make room for souvenirs.
Are you all packed? Then head on over to Redtread for a once in a lifetime trail riding experience in sunny Spain!