10 (No. 5840790)

10

Total weight [kg]:

100

Distance: 1538.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

16 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Italy, Lombardy, Bormio

20 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the removable parts – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them 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 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost 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).