Hi, My wife & I are going touring with our aluminium road bikes with panniers from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands where we will then stay with our friends in an Airbnb house for the weekend. Our plan is to get bike boxes free from our local bike shop & bring the bikes on the plane with us over to Basel. It's €60 each to book a bike as oversized luggage. As for returning to Dublin, an option to us is to cycle to Amsterdam airport and pay €23 each for the bike box available at the airport plus another €60 each again to bring them back with us on the plane. That's a total of €166 for 2 bikes on one flight which is a bit steep so we're going to explore cheaper options of transport. I understand that the house we are staying in is located in Noorderweg, Wijdewormer which seems from Google Streeview to be a remote place and a good distance away from the city centre. Ideally I'd love to be able to arrange for a courier company to collect our bikes from the house the day or two before we are due to fly out but I do not know where we can get appropriate packaging given the location. I did think of going to a local bike shop for free bike boxes but Google map tells me the nearest one is in the city which makes bringing them back to the house on public transport awkward. Does anyone have any ideas or should we just grin & bear it and cycle to Amsterdam airport?