1 Fahrrad (No. 5562279)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

15.00

Distance: 3708.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Canarias, Lanzarote

24 Jan 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Kempten (Allgäu)

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to move it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest box which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller package or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not need 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. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).