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Old 07-05-14, 06:57 AM   #1
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take or rent a bike in mallorca?

hey guys,

I'm going to Mallorca and would like to do some cycling, should I take one with me or should I rent one, or even buy one and sell it once I'm done. thanks for any advice.
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Old 08-02-14, 07:09 AM   #2
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This depends on how long you intend to be over there, I mean if its only a week there is no point in buying one, but if its a month, then it may be cheaper to buy one.
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Old 08-28-14, 04:26 AM   #3
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Thanks, anyone else got some suggestions?
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It comes down to price and convenience. I went for a week back in May and we rented bikes. But we went to the Stephen Roche camp so they have rental bikes. I'm sure there are plenty of places that rent them. Search and compare the price and convenience of renting versus lugging your own through the airport. Not sure where you are leaving from but I'm in the US on the east coast and there are no direct flights so you must change planes somewhere. Have fun and report back.

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This does depend a lot on where you are traveling from.
I live in South central UK and My wife and I flew out to Mallorca with our bikes earlier this year.
There is quite a lot of hassle in taking an bike by air but it is possible.
If you take your bike you will need some sort of bag or box to put it in.
If you take it in a box then you will need to get a taxi from the airport to your hotel.
If you opt for the minimal bag, which is a CTC bag (google it) then you can (as we do) assemble the bike at the airport and ride it to the hotel.

Bikes do get damaged by the baggage handlers, but in my experience this is never much more than cosmetic (unless you use Barcelona, where they try and destroy it)
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Old 09-24-14, 12:39 PM   #6
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Bikes do get damaged by the baggage handlers, but in my experience this is never much more than cosmetic (unless you use Barcelona, where they try and destroy it)
Sounds like fun in Barcelona, I think renting seems to be the best option, saves buying the bag/box.
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I've done both, and it really comes down to how much hassle it is to get your bike there. I fly from Europe direct, so for me its pretty easy. Of course, you need appropriate transportation once you arrive to transport your box. Always use a hard box, or really modern soft case, otherwise your bike will most likely be destroyed. I have flown for many years with bikes and can attest to this. A good hardcase is a great investment if you think you will fly at least once per year. Otherwise, and especially if your trip is not too long, there are many very affordable rental options.

Pro tip: bring your favourite saddle and pedals with you.
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