Regards (No. 5608819)

Regards

Total weight [kg]:

40

Distance: 259.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Veneto, Verona

3 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Austria, Tyrol, Nauders

4 Jul 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the package after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks on the road as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bike transportation

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