Bikeshuttle is a weekly scheduled motorcycle transportation service between the UK and Geneva, operating from May to September. Riders fly from the UK to Geneva, or from Geneva to Luton at their own expense to be reunited with their bikes, ready to enjoy their touring holiday.
In advance of its third season of transporting motorcycles between the UK and Geneva, Bikeshuttle announced today that it would also be offering a group booking discount from 2017 onwards.
If groups of 10 riders or more all book at the same time, Bikeshuttle will deduct 10% of the usual fare. This offer could prove of real interest to motorcycle clubs that organise annual trips to central Europe. “The discount would make the return price for one bike just £391.50, a saving of £43.50 on list price,” commented Bikeshuttle’s co-founder, Guy Buswell.
Launched in 2015, Bikeshuttle is the only weekly scheduled service transporting bikes to central Europe now that train operators like Autoslaap have disappeared. It is proving very popular with touring motorcyclists as it not only saves them the tedium of riding the 1500-mile return motorway trip through France, but it also gives them up to three days more time to discover great alpine routes.
The way it works is that riders head to Bikeshuttle’s East Midlands depot where their bikes are loaded onto a purpose-built lorry, which travels overnight through France to Geneva. The riders, meanwhile, fly to Geneva – arriving fresh to start their touring adventure the following morning.
Overnight stays in Geneva can be organised through Bikeshuttle, as can transfers to Luton airport. Customers must book their own flights but will only carry hand baggage as their bike leathers, helmets, boots and luggage are all packed in flight cases on the lorry.