Useful tips for travelling with your bike
Keep your bike safe when heading to Girona
Before booking a flight ticket to Spain heading to Girona, be sure to check the airline’s policy on bicycles. Some airlines allow bicycles to be transported as checked luggage, while others require them to be sent as cargo. If you’re planning to travel with your bike, it’s important to choose an airline that will accommodate your needs, otherwise you may end up having to pay extra fees or insurance charges. By doing a little bit of research ahead of time, you can ensure that your trip goes smoothly and that your bicycle arrives safely at your destination.
Pack your bike in a hard-shell case or box for protection during transport
If you’re planning to travel with your bike, it’s important to take steps to protect it from damage during transport. One of the best ways to do this is to pack your bike in a hard-shell case or box. This will help to prevent scratches and dents, and it will also provide some insurance against more serious damage. When packing your bike, be sure to remove any loose items, such as bottles or pumps, and secure the frame and wheels so that they don’t move around during transit. With a little care, you can ensure that your bike arrives at your destination in the same condition as when you started out.
For more tips, follow Ollie’s hacks to keep your bike safe when packing&unpacking:
Unpacking surprises in your arrival
As soon you arrive to the landing destination and get you luggage, find a moment to open up your case and check out the bike. Whether we are in the worse scenario, don’t let the excitement overcome your emotions as airlines only may only offer a short window to file a claim if your bike is damaged on a plane. Once the window expires, so does any chance of the airport paying for bicycle damage.
According to the local bike community experience, it’s better to have a look at the seat stays, chainstay, top tube and fork as these are the most commonly damaged areas. Shall I get an insurance for my bike? That would depend on every particular traveller but in case you are considering it, we rather suggest do some research but keep the things simple.
Make sure you have all the necessary tools to fix any problems that may arise
Ready for the road trip? Whether you’re new to group riding or just need a refresher on bike maintenance, at Ultonia bike room you will find all the tools you need to make sure your two-wheeled steed is up for the journey ahead. In case some extra help is needed, at Hotels Ultonia Girona we usually collaborate with some local bike workshops who are more than trustable and easy to recommend as for instance Dos of Track where Boris hands can surgery any inconvenience.
As a general advice, plan your route in advance and be aware of the different laws and regulations governing cycling in each country
Girona, in northeastern Spain, has become a mecca for cyclists from around the world. With hundreds of cycling routes to explore, it’s easy to see why. Girona is home to a number of professional cycling teams, and the city’s hilly terrain and Mediterranean climate make it an ideal training ground and routes are not for the faint of heart. However cycling in group offers a variety of options for cycle tourists as well, ranging from gentle rides through the countryside to more challenging routes that take in some of the area’s steepest hills.
No matter how challenging the ride, by taking a few simple precautionary measures, you can help ensure that your road trip is smooth sailing from start to finish.