2 (No. 5905142)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 1782.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Austria, Salzburg, Salzburg

10 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

24 Aug 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to move it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find 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 placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should 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 bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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