Safety comes first and foremost when riding: boots, jacket and back protector, together with a helmet fitted with visor, gloves and the must-have neck warmer are basic safety elements, and it is a good idea not to forget them inside the bags.
Then for all the rest that you need for a trip lasting from a week to 10 days very little is on the list: 3 pairs of trousers, 4 T-shirts, a sweatshirt, a change of underwear, socks and 2 undershirts in breathable technical fabric per person that can be washed during the trip. For your feet, take flip-flops for your leisure time and a pair of spare shoes for each one.
What we recommend for those women who don't want to forgo their femininity even in adventurous conditions is to take a dress, sandals, and tops and trousers that can be easily mixed and matched in order to change look by alternating their clothing.
Vanity case and tech accessories
The best toiletry kit is the one that contains the bare essentials: toothbrush, deodorant, basic medicines and a few, though essential, make-up items. As for all the rest, it is a good idea to rely on the supplies of shampoos and body wash that the hotels offer.
A microfibre towel takes up little space and can always be useful.
Then remember that you have to also pack your electronic gear (phone, camera, tablet, e-reader), including their recharge cables.
Lastly, one element that takes up a little more space but that is unavoidable: the rain kit for both of you. Waterproof jacket and trousers that will protect you if the weather conditions become adverse.