2 (No. 6699638)

2

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 917.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Croatia, City Of Zagreb, Zagreb

15 May 2021

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Thun

4 Jun 2021


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you can ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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