1 bicycle (No. 5557567)

1 bicycle

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 1139.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Croatia, Dubrovačko-Neretvanska Županija, Dubrovnik

From 22 May 2020 to 8 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Ticino, Mendrisio

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another 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 box which you can use to transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to find a container that will be the most similar 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 box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then 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 wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jolting during shipping because the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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