WHAT TO PACK

At race registration you will be given your own La Leyenda Race Bag to carry everything that you will need during the race. Remember that these race bags will be the only luggage that will be transported from stage to stage during the race. Other bags including your bike bag will need to be left in your hotel.

Please note that we do not advise you to bring valuable items to La Leyenda because we are unable to assume responsibility for any lost or damaged items during the race. Your racer’s bag has plenty of space for everything that you will need for the race but bear in mind that you will be carrying it so consider the weight of what you are planning to pack.

La Leyenda del Dorado is a long and challenging 7 day race so packing for it may seem a little daunting. Here are our recommendations for what to bring with you to help you keep your stress levels in check before you set out:

  • Photo identification (ID/passport) - for race registration
  • 1 Combination lock for your La Leyenda Race Bag
  • Ziplock bags
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Universal charger and correct leads for cell phone etc.
  • Laundry bags
  • Travel size bio-degradable washing detergent
  • Ear plugs
  • 2 travel towels
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Anti-histamine
  • High Factor Sun Cream
  • After Sun Lotion
  • Bathing costume
  • Casual clothes (temperature varies – bring layers, including a soft shell jacket)
  • Flip Flops/Crocs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Analgesics
  • Blister Patches
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Eye Drops

RIDING GEAR

The temperature varies considerably along the route, sometimes quite dramatically over the course of one stage. The trick is, then, to wear layers that you can put on and take off.

  • Helmet
  • MTB Shoes
  • 2 pairs of Gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • If use - Bike Computer - GPS/heart rate/power monitor and sensors/heart rate strap etc
  • Cycling shorts, tops, socks, base layers – at least 3 sets of each
  • Arm warmers
  • Knee Warmers
  • Packable Rain Jacket/Wind stopper
  • Back Pack

NUTRITION & HYDRATION

Although we provide you with this service at designated points on each stage, many riders have their favourite brands which they have become accustomed to as part of their training.

  • Water Bottles
  • Camel Back and 2 pouches
  • Gels and Bars
  • ISO Drinks and Recovery Shakes
Nutrition
Nutrition

TOOL KIT & MAINTENANCE

Our team of mechanics provides assistance at our aid stations points but we recommend that you bring with you the following items during the race to get yourselves out of tight corners, and/or because you might want to use your preferred brand:

  • Pump
  • Comprehensive Multi tool
  • Cable ties and duct tape
  • Lube
  • 4 spare tubes
  • 2 spare tires
  • 2 sets Brake Pads
  • 1 set Cables/Cable housing
  • Extra chain
  • Tire levers
  • Spare cleats and cleat bolts
  • Derailleur hangar
  • Spare bolts (rotor,chainring,stem etc)
  • Spare rotor
  • GOBERNACIÓN DE CALDAS
  • SPECIALIZED - OFFICIAL BIKE SPONSOR
  • ESPN - MEDIA PARTNERSHIP
  • AVIANCA - OFFICIAL AIRLINE SPONSOR
  • CELEMA - OFFICIAL WATER SPONSOR
  • HERRAGRO - OFFICIAL TOOL SPONSOR
  • BUFF - OFFICIAL HEADWEAR SPONSOR
  • SHIMANO - OFFICIAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPONSOR
  • SAFETTI - OFFICIAL CYCLING APPAREL SPONSOR
  • SURA - OFFICIAL INSURANCE SPONSOR
  • GOING - OFFICIAL ENERGY GEL SPONSOR
  • PX - OFFICIAL SPORTS HYDRATION SPONSOR
  • SUSUERTE
  • SUPERGIROS
  • MOTOREX - OFFICIAL MAINTANANCE PRODUCTS SPONSOR
  • KARCHER - OFFICIAL BIKE WASH SPONSOR
  • BIMBO - OFFICIAL BAKED GOODS SPONSOR
  • GENOVEVA ESTRADA
  • ID ANGEL
  • PROCOLOMBIA
  • MARCA PAÍS
  • COLOMBIAN POLICE
  • DEFENSA CIVIL
  • COLOMBIAN CYCLING FEDERATION
  • UNION CYCLISTE INTERNATIONALE
  • SALAMINA
  • ALCALDÍA DE MANIZALES