1 bicicleta (No. 4735960)

1 bicicleta

Total weight [kg]:

9.00

Distance: 976.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Lleida

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Vaud, Lausanne

31 Aug 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you need to transport it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle 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 transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).