High speed trains and most coaches in Europe won’t let you take your bike unless it’s in a bike bag.
There are exceptions to this rule, such as dedicated Flixbus cycle spaces, but they can get booked up quickly.
Before you leave home, make sure you know how to get your bike into your bike bag – and that you have all the tools you need.
Allow plenty of time for connections and, if you’re changing stations and your bike is in a bag, then allow time to construct and deconstruct your bike.
Top Tip: Wheel your bike all the way to the actual platform, then dismantle and bag it there. Saves having to lug 15kg of bike around the station!
Proven bike bags include: