The Tuscany Trail starts on June 1st and 2nd (It is a french style departure, so you can choose which day to leave).
It may seem trivial to you, but in June, it’s hot.
Not only could it be sweltering, but you will also be constantly exercising for 4 to 5 days.
Take hydration seriously, and if you know you don’t often remember to drink, set a 30-minute alert on your cycle computer or phone to help you remember to take a sip from your water bottle.
Hydration is essential for optimal performance and your health. So naturally, it is essential for a bikepacking endurance event such as the Tuscany Trail.
To put it another way, water is essential in the chemical process that takes place in our body when we need to produce energy (therefore, at all times when bikepacking). If your body is low on water, you simply won’t have the strength to pedal.
We advise you to bring at least two bottles, perhaps a thermal one ( here you can find a review of the Elite NanoFly, which we recommend), to keep the water cold for 4 hours. In the coming weeks, you will find on our site another guide on why you should have a cap on your bottle, that piece of plastic that protects the spout in such a way as not to eat dirt and dust.
In addition to water, we advise you to bring along a tube of tablets containing mineral salt supplements. In fact, most of the fatigue derives from losing these elements in your body. On the road, it is not easy to replenish these lost electrolytes and salts, and it is unlikely that you’ll be able to carry a basket of bananas and lots of oranges on your bike.