I have booked a ticket for the connection Bologna -> Munich on August 12th, 2023, 11:52. This involves the EC84 train and the rail replacement bus BusSV300 from Brennero to Innsbruck.
I would like to take a bicycle (standard gravel bike) with me, packed in a Buds-Sports TRAINbag Original, which is 120 x 85 x 25 cm in size (both wheels removed). The bag is pretty bulky and not easy to carry.
According to ÖBB information, taking bicycles on the rail-replacement buses is impossible. Is it still possible to take the bicycle inside the bag? I would guess that the bag would have to be stored in the cargo hold, which would mean it would have to lay sideways. This would mean that the weight of the bike would rest on one wheel, both of which are stored on the sides, which would probably damage the lower wheel, as the bag has no hard structures and little padding.
Would it be possible to store the bag standing up in the bus to prevent this? Driver and other passengers would probably not be happy about this.
A hard-shelled bicycle transport case would probably work, but those are expensive and can't be folded. Riding the bicycle from Brennero to Innsbruck (downhill all the way) would afford me nice views but is a little too adventurous for this trip!