Bike Transport Options from UK to Brazil and across the Darien Gap
I'm planning a trip from Dubai to the UK and then over to the Americas next year. I will be riding from Dubai to the UK and then transporting the bike to Brazil. Eventually, I will be looking to cross the Darien Gap to continue through Central and North America. I have a number of questions about transporting my bike and would really appreciate any advice, experiences and information that anyone can share on this, more specifically:
1. What is the cheapest / quickest / most secure option between Sea and Air Freight?
2. What are the wrinkles I need to be most aware of when dealing with customs / freight forwarders?
3. When circumventing the Darien Gap, I have 2 route options - either from Ecuador to Panama or from Colombia to Panama. Has anyone done anything similar and / or have any recommendations.
Cheers and thanks in advance for your assistance!