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1 (No. 4906206)

1

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 834.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Cantabria, Santander

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

From 12 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).