1 bicicleta (No. 5892937)

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 2585.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Valverde

6 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). 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 empty space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).