While you could carry your bikes inside the van, the best option is to buy a bike rack for the back of the van to free up all the interior space. There are a couple of options to choose from which will all be dependent on how many bikes you require to carry, what type of rear doors you have and come down to budget.
The barn door model vehicle (double opening rear doors) only has one option if you wish to have a bike rack mounted to the rear door. This is a Fiamma VW T5D carry-bike and can only be fitted on the passenger side rear door and will only carry two bikes. The other thing to be aware of is if this door has been fitted with a rear spoiler, this will not be able to be fitted. This can be supplied and fitted by us for £355 Inc VAT
The tailgate model vehicles (single opening door) has two options if you wish to have the rack mounted on the rear door. Firstly you have the option of the Fiamma VW T5 carry-bike which come in a 2 person bike rack with the option of buying additional parts to turn this into a 4 person bike rack. This option can be supplied and fitted for £330 Inc VAT or £428 Inc VAT for the 4 person option. Secondly you have the option to fit a genuine VW bike rack which comes as a 4 person bike rack as standard. This is a slightly different fit to the two fiamma rack for the barn and tailgate model vehicles as they both mount to the top and bottom of the doors, this VW bike rack mounts to the top of the door and above the rear light clusters. This bike rack can be supplied and fitted for £555 Inc VAT. Again this can only be fitted if the vehicle does not have a real spoiler fitted.
A further option available for the T6 Tailgate is the Fiamma VW T6 pro, as standard it carries two bikes however additional rails and blocks can be purchased to convert it into a four bike carrier with a maximum carry weight of 60Kg. Fully fitted from £460 Inc VAT
The final option is for a tow bar mounted bike rack with Thule being one of the most well-known and highly regarded bike carrier brand and there are dozens of choices in their rear-mount and tow-bar versions. The Thule Velo Compact range is their most popular carriers with a 2 bike carrying rack starting at around £290 Inc VAT. This is a great option if you already have a tow bar. If you are considering a tow bar, please check out our tow bar and towing electrics page.
While you could carry your bikes inside the van, the best option is to buy a bike rack for the back of the van to free up all the interior space. There are a couple of options to choose from which will all be dependent on how many bike you require to carry, what type of rear doors you have and come down to budget.