2 (No. 7420192)

2

Total weight [kg]:

22

Distance: 542.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Tarragona

From 1 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

Spain, Región De Murcia, Cartagena

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting on the road because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).