Bike transport for cycle touring companies & other cycle specialists
Welcome to this unique internet portal, the marketplace for cycle tour operators, cycle industry companies and cycle transport forwarders looking for an efficient and sensible way to transport their bikes & bike accessories. Our portal offers a simple solution for all bicycle transport needs - from avoiding empty runs to returning bicycles at the end of a group tour or to the starting point of a cycle tour.
As a cycle tour operator, you have the opportunity here to post your bicycle transport needs and have them transported by other companies. At the same time, cycle tour operators can also benefit from this system by serving other transport requests to avoid empty runs and make transport more efficient and cost-effective.
As a company in the bicycle industry, such as bicycle manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, internet shops or service providers, VeloVans can help to make the transport of bicycles more sustainable & cost-efficient.
Listing is free and easy, so you can concentrate on your other activities without having to worry about transporting your bikes from A to B yourself.
Frequently asked questions about the VeloVans transport network
How does VeloVans work?
VeloVans is a platform for arranging bicycle and luggage transport. This means that you as a transporter can take bikes and luggage with you. Conversely, you can find someone on VeloVans who will take your bikes or luggage.
How can transport be offered?
If you have free transport capacity, our platform offers you the opportunity to avoid empty runs. The process is very simple:
1. register here free of charge. Go to the "My Account" area and open the form for placing advertisements. 3. indicate the date, the place of departure and the destination. Indicate what kind of bicycle transport you can take on and what capacities you have. As soon as someone is interested in your offer, you will be contacted directly via VeloVans Messenger or email. Details such as scope of transport, payment and exact address data can then be clarified between the partners.
We hope that we could convince you of our service and look forward to a successful cooperation with you!
How can transports be searched for?
If you are looking for transport, you can proceed as follows:
1. check the current journeys (Transport offers / Transport requests) on VeloVans to find out if there is a suitable offer for you. When you have found a suitable ride, contact the provider directly via the VeloVans Messenger or via the contact options provided. If there is no suitable ride available, you can create a free request on VeloVans. Use the form in the "My Account" section. 4. as soon as a carrier can offer a transport option, he will contact you directly. 5. all further details can then be clarified among themselves.
We hope that you will find the right transport option quickly and easily on VeloVans and wish you every success in your search!
Is VeloVans a freight forwarding company?
No, VeloVans is not a transport service provider itself. VeloVans is a platform for networking customers and transport companies specifically for the bicycle sector.
What can VeloVans be used for?
If you as a customer have a transport need, VeloVans can help you in various situations. Some examples are:
- Search for transport service providers for bicycle transport from accommodation to accommodation - Transport of bicycles to the starting point of a cycle tour - Return transport of the bicycles after the cycling tour
If you are a transport service provider, VeloVans offers you the possibility to centrally manage your transport needs and offers. Some examples are:
- Avoidance of empty runs - Return transport of bicycles after completion of a group tour - Transport of bicycles to the starting point of a group tour
Overall, VeloVans is a one-stop shop for customers and transport companies. This can save time and money that would otherwise be spent searching for a suitable carrier or customer. We hope that we can offer you helpful support with our service.
How can I become a member of VeloVans?
If you would like to register as a customer or freight forwarder on VeloVans, you can do this by here free of charge and follow the instructions. Note: Participation in VeloVans is only possible for companies (B2B). You will be asked to provide some company information to create an account. Once your account is created, you can post transport needs and offers for free or contact suitable transport options.
Is VeloVans free of charge?
Yes, registration and the entry of advertisements is free of charge. VeloVans is still in the start-up phase and will be gradually expanded. Additional services and functions will be available in the future for a fee.
How does the payment work?
The use of the VeloVans portal is free of charge. For both transport offers and transport requests, there are no fees for placing advertisements/advertisements. The payment modalities for transport transactions are regulated within the framework of a cooperation between the client and the contractor. The payment processing takes place outside of the mediation portal.
What are the requirements for a transport company to become a member of VeloVans?
It must be a registered company that fulfils all the legal requirements for a transport company. It must have appropriate damage cover (transport liability insurance / third party liability insurance).