1 (No. 7406482)

1

Total weight [kg]:

23

Distance: 3285.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kraków

From 11 Jun 2021 to 13 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Área Metropolitana De Lisboa, Lisbon

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to transport it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in smaller box or enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the box after putting the bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).