While you are out there on holiday, you may feel you need to work out a bit. This is usually the case for those out on holiday in scenic places with mountains and hills, and biking seems natural. You therefore can get a bike rental or you can get your shipped over. For most people, early booking means this is an activity already in their plans. In any case, renting a bike at the destination is the wiser of the two options. These are the reasons.
It is much cheaper for one to rent a bike at the destination than to have yours shipped over. In case there is an airline involved in the transfer, you can be sure the fees alone will shock you. You do not have to pay so much when there is well-equipped bike rental shop where you are taking the vacation.
You will find that most likely, their bikes are much better than what you have at home. Such a shop happens to stock the best in bike choices and accessories. Their business is dealing with bikes and so they understand what works best in the surrounding terrain. They will pick a bike that suits your riding preferences and experience, and adjust it accordingly for you. They shall see to it that their bikes are well maintained, considering the demands placed upon them. They shall also make sure they adapt to the changing times, to make sure their stock remains up to date. You can see this in the way they have begun using electric bikes, as the future moves there.
This decision shall also allow you to do more riding. It takes so much time to pack and get your bike ready for cycling. Renting on the other hand is where you walk into the shop and ask for a bike, and one is presented. They shall take a few minutes to set up the bike to your specifications, and to handle the payments, and soon you are off. At the end of your riding session, you shall simply give back the bike. This process is not the same as if it was your bike. You will have to suffer the inconveniences of shipping it afresh once the vacation comes to an end.
You shall also keep your bike safe when you decide to rent instead. Shipping your bike over long distances is how you allow it to get exposed to so many dangers out there, be they intentional or otherwise. You do not have to deal with such losses as you try to get it sent to you, and back after you are done. The same thing could happen when you also ship it back.