Lanzarote trip - packing list

The following guide is a list of what to bring. In our opinion, the items marked with * are necessities if you want to take part in that activity, items marked ± are recommended but optional.

General

  • * Passport
  • * Travel insurance documents/details. Ensure insurance covers the activities you are planning to do. Make sure your insurance covers legal fees and repatriation costs.
  • * Credit/ cash cards
  • * Flight tickets
  • * High factor sunscreen (waterproof preferable)
  • * Sunglasses
  • * Hat
  • * Long-sleeved top
  • ± Energy gels, bars, powders
  • * Drinks bottle(s) / hydration systems
  • * Windproof top or jacket
  • ± Highlighter pen – useful to plan in advance your activities for the week
  • ± First aid kit
  • ± Camera
  • ± Water/ food/ drink for the flight (meals are provided, but it is aeroplane food after all and water is limited and expensive to buy onboard!)
  • * Serpie kit (for races)
  • ± Heart rate monitor
  • ± Small bag for groceries, carrying kit, day trips etc (3 euros at supermarket)
  • ± Clothes pegs
  • ± Clothes detergents (only whole boxes for sale in La Santa)
  • ± A valid EHIC card. Don’t assume you will be provided with free medical help
  • ± Your own "Fruit and Fibre" as they probably don’t sell it in the supermarket, or if they do, you will pay more than in a London supermarket.

Running

  • * Running shoes
  • * Warm-weather running gear, ie shorts, vest tops
  • ± Track shoes
  • ± Off road shoes
  • ± Stopwatch/ watch with timer

Swimming

  • * Swimsuit(s)
  • * Goggles
  • ± Swim hat
  • ± Wetsuit – if you want to take part in open water swims
  • ± Quick drying towel
  • ± Wetsuit – if you want to take part in open water swims
  • ± Fins, paddles, kickboard, pull buoy – if you use them. These can be borrowed from Sports Booking but only one item at a time.

Cycling

  • * Bicycle – either bring your own or hire one there
  • * Helmet
  • * Gloves
  • * Spare inner tube(s) + tyre levers
  • * Pump
  • ± CO2 cartidges (please note, you are only allowed 2 in a bike box)
  • * Glasses/ sunglasses
  • * Puncture repair kit
  • * Cycling shorts
  • * Bike box – if bringing your own bike. Check for damage before leaving the airport.
  • * Cycling shoes
  • * Allen keys/ multi-tool
  • * Fluid – water, juice, energy drink – sufficient for long rides.
  • * Food – bananas, energy bars, malt loaf, dried fruit etc.
  • * Cash – for café stops and semi-emergencies.
  • ± Removable arm warmers
  • ± Aero bars
  • ± Mobile phone
  • ± Maps of Lanzarote if you have them (pick up Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park at the Tourist Information at the airport)
  • ± Plastic cover for maps (it can rain in Lanza!)
  • ± Download online maps from the internet before travelling, especially the Ironman Cycle and Marathon route