1 Fahrrad (No. 6739238)

1 Fahrrad

Total weight [kg]:

23

Distance: 2207.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

20 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bike 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 fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after putting the bike in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you don’t have 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 your bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).