6 (No. 7123665)

6

Total weight [kg]:

80

Distance: 3317.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

From 18 Mar 2021 to 23 Mar 2021

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Lisbon, Lisbon

From 24 Mar 2021 to 26 Mar 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you ought to ship it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to acquire a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Cost of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is preferred delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).