Ship My Bike To Europe, Or Rent One When I'm There?

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Ship My Bike To Europe, Or Rent One When I'm There?

#1 Unread post by milane » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 pm

hi folks,

I'm planning a ~3 week road trip across Europe next summer - and the rentals are pretty steep (like 1500-3000 Euros depending on the bike), so I got wondering if I can ship my bike over there (and back) for less. I plan to have my bike for years and years, and it'd be pretty cool if it toured Europe and North America with me over those years.

I have no idea if it's a good idea to ship a bike across the sea twice though. Anybody have experiences with either shipping or renting? The rates seem to be wayyyyy lower in the poorer countries ... so far Poland is the best, and you can take the bikes across Europe too. I'm not good with a wrench though, so a bit worried about the bike sputtering out somewhere in the alps and being hosed.

Anyway - all comments are well appreciated.

tks

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Re: Ship My Bike To Europe, Or Rent One When I'm There?

#2 Unread post by petersh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:47 am

I think rent is the best choice for you.
You can find a rental for a lower fee.
Ship your bike with take you money and time

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Re: Ship My Bike To Europe, Or Rent One When I'm There?

#3 Unread post by brajon » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:30 am

Rental would be cheaper. Shipping your bike, insuring it and worrying about the customs can be a hassle on your part.
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Re: Ship My Bike To Europe, Or Rent One When I'm There?

#4 Unread post by aleale » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:04 am

Well rental is also not so cheap in Europe. It depends where in Europe you would like to go. France, Germany and partly Italy are super expensive, while Spain and Portugal are ok. I suggest you searching for aggregator sites which offer best price for motorcycle rental.

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