TANDEM TRAVEL TIPS

TAKE IT WITH YOU!

Traveling with a tandem is easy. When you need to transport your Santana to a remote ride start, simply remove the quick-release wheels to carry it within hatchbacks, wagons, minivans and SUVs, or, on a bicycle rack that mounts to a bumper, hatchback, trunk or trailer hitch. Frequent travelers appreciate the extra convenience and security of a car-top tandem carrier.

THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY VEHICLE

Popular tandem rides include the San Juan Islands and the Finger Lakes. Or, because you only live once, try a tandem tour in Europe. Adventuresome couples might enjoy an extended tour in New Zealand or a trek across Canada. Quite a few of our customers have even used their tandems to circle the globe. Whatever your dream, your Santana is ready, willing and able.

AIRPLANES? NO PROBLEM!

If your vacation involves airline tickets, you have the option of taking your tandem on the plane or shipping it ahead by truck. When you want to subject your tandem to the rigors of trucks and truckers, our truckerproof cardboard shipping carton is the answer. If your tandem is going with you on the plane, Santana's exclusive BikePro USA airline travel case is smaller and easier to pack, nearly as strong, rolls on its own wheels and won't raise eyebrows at check-in.

IT'S EASY TO FLY WITH YOUR TANDEM

Bill's Tips for Hassle Free Airport Check-In

Santana's Bill & Jan McCready have checked tandems onto over 200 flights. In 25 years they have never missed a flight or left a bike behind. Additionally, they have coached thousands of customers who have flown to Santana’s events. Here’s Bill's Tips; a summation of what they've learned:

BIKEPRO™ USA TANDEM AIRLINE TRAVEL CASES

Following years of collaboration, Santana is proud to be the exclusive supplier of BikePro USA's tandem case. Superior design, materials and workmanship ensure quick packing, easy transport, great protection and a lifetime warranty. Features include

  • 1000-denier Cordura? outer shell 
  • Full inner liner encloses 1" internal padding 
  • Full-length steel frame supports industrial-grade casters (below) and fork and frame mounting points (above)
  • Internal duffel bag (for tools and pedals) and reinforced wheel bags prevent scratches 
  • Tote strap, carry handles and lockable zippers
Availability: Oversize (holds most Santanas) 10"x72"x34"
Double-Oversize (4" taller for Lg 26" and XL 700c tandems)

TRUCKER-PROOF TANDEM SHIPPING CARTONS

Please don't confuse this with a regular bike box. Santana's unique 30 pound tandem carton makes packing easy. Simply remove the pedals, lower the seats, turn the handlebars, and drop your tandem in. You don't even have to remove racks, fenders or wheels: the tandem is safely suspended by energy-absorbing wheel cradles.

Because this box exceeds UPS and FedEx size limitations, Santana uses and recommends DANZAS, a worldwide freight forwarder. For hassle-free door-to-door tandem shipping, call 1-800-426-5962.