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30 (No. 5872506)

30

Total weight [kg]:

70

Distance: 573.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia

4 May 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz

5 May 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to transport your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Other typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or wrap 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 have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).