Bringing Your Own
Bike on Tour with Topbike
How to prepare and pack your bike for travel
The best packing for your bike is a cardboard bike box.
These are free, light and collapsible (for taking on tour). If you do not feel confident packing your bike this way, then contact your local shop who will be happy to do so for you. Collapsible material ‘Scicom’ type bags are a little easier for you to pack, but do weigh more. Full hard cases are very heavy and take up a lot of luggage space. If you wish to bring one of these along you will need to check with us prior.
Extremely lightweight wheels are discouraged as they can become fragile with all of the descending and cobblestone streets of European villages.