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The Israel Holy land 9 Day Bike Tour



Day 1
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be greeted by one of the guides. Bus transfers to the hotel 3 star. Prepare your bikes. Meet your fellow travellers of our bike tour.
Rest of day free to explore Tel Aviv. Early evening briefing in Hotel with our guide. Evening explore Yaffo and Neveh Tzedek as a group or alone.
Evening meal not included in price.

Day 2

Tel Aviv – Haifa (sight seeing) – Little Switzerland circular bike ride (total bike tour 25 km – 5 hrs incl picnic) – kibbutz Lochame HaGetaot
After breakfast (07.30), we load the bus and leave at 09.00; travel by bus to Haifa (1.5 hrs). Sight seeing in the City then drive to start of ride. Picnic lunch. After ride we drive to Lochame HaGetaot Kibbutz guest house in the Western Galilee area and then in the Evening we bar-b-que.
Sleep in the Kibbutz guest house .

Day 3

Manot to the Mediterranean sea (ride is 35 km) After breakfast we drive to Manot (about 20 mins) to begin our Kziv river ride (about 35 km). On the way we will stop and explore a crusader castle overlooking a very picturesque gorge. Picnic lunch. Then we finish the ride on the Mediterranean Sea near the Northern border with Lebanon where the bus will wait to return us to Lochame HaGetaot. After a quick refreshing shower the bus will take us to Acco for a visit to the ancient crusader city attacked but not conquered by Napolean in May 1799 and then an authentic dinner in one of the Arabic restaurants overlooking the ancient port.

Day 4

Golan heights and the sea of Galilee After Breakfast we drive to the Golan heights (about 2 hrs) some sight seeing (overlooking Syria) then ride down to the Sea of Galilee from 1000 meters above Sea level to 200 below sea level and visit the Church where Jesus performed his miracle with the loaves and the fishes. Picnic lunch. We stay overnight around the Sea of Galilee in Kare Deshe. Evening meal in Tiberias.

Day 5

Bet Shean and Bet Shemesh (ride is 30 km) After breakfast the bus will take us to Bet Shean, one of the largest Roman cities built outside of Europe for the start of todays ride including a visit to the Roman remains of the city. During the ride we will cross rivers and stop for a swim. Picnic lunch. After the ride we will drive to kibbutz Tzara (a 2 hr drive) where we will stay the night.

Day 6

Bet Shemesh to Jerusalem (total bike tour 30 km) After breakfast, we drive to the beginning of our ride (about 30 minutes) and then we ride uphill through forests and hills to eventually reach Jerusalem. We will have a break and then continue our ride around Jerusalem eventually arriving at our Hotel.
The evening is free to explore Jerusalem Evening meal not included.

Day 7

Today is a non biking day and a time to visit Jerusalem. We will have a half day tour and the rest of the day will be free to explore on your own.
At 18.00 the bus will take us to Arad (about 2 hrs drive)

Day 8

Jerusalem to Arad to the Dead Sea (total ride of 65 km)
We may change this ride because of the heat factor. After an early breakfast, we start our marathon but unforgettable ride through the Negev desert and down to the lowest point in the World – the Dead Sea. After a dip in the sea and light refreshment the bus will take us back to the Hotel in Tel Aviv (about 2.5 hrs) where we will have to pack our bikes and prepare to leave the following day.
Evening meal not included.

Day 9

Transfer to Ben Gurion international airport 3 hours prior the departure time of your flight marks the end of your unforgettable cycling holiday.

NB! ISRAELSPOKES reserves the right to adapt and amend the itinerary, depending on the riding skills of the group and weather conditions.


The Holyland trip

Bike in Israel for a spiritual, historical and geographical experience

Destination: Israel
Dates: July 2011
Price: 1,690