2 (No. 5905049)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1288.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

29 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

1 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the 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 bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you should remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the container after placing the bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).