4 bicycles (No. 5527255)

4 bicycles

Total weight [kg]:

80.00

Distance: 3812.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Brabant, Breda

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Canary Islands, Arrecife

From 18 Feb 2020 to 19 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are going on a trip and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate package or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them 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 (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure 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 ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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