Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: P-Town, Oregon (Native-born, thank you, very much!)
Bikes: Salsa Marrakesh, 1972 Schwinn Suburban
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I have similar questions. In 1996 I took my Marin mtb to England and rode it around, but sold it before heading back to US. I want to take a bike to Europe again, but can't seem to find any threads discussing this. How do people get their bikes to AND from Europe? Packing it up and loading it as checked luggage isn't so tough (or wasn't 20 years ago): pay to transport the bags, etc; pack your bike appropriately, claim it at the destination, then, as I did from Heathrow in '96, ride on your merry way...BUT, how do you get her back? Where can you store a bike box with all the extra crush-resistent packing? I'd be curious to hear from those who have done this. Although I didn't spend a lot of time searching too many key-words, I couldn't find any threads by tourers who have done this. I want to do the Hexagon and bone up on my franšais next year. Is it maybe better to just take gear over and buy a tourer there, then sell it before departing?