Total weight [kg]:7.00
Distance: 3080.00 km
Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship 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 has been used before, you can transport it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or saddles. Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bike 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 transport your bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.
Cost of bike transportation
Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateBarcelona, Spain
From 12 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018
Delivery address and dateΑθήνα, Greece