Israel Bike Tour

10 Days Unforgettable Bike Tour of Israel

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Complete Land Package: $2,605 Includes deposit, taxes & fees

Four wheels moves the body but two wheels moves the soul. Israel is a great destination for a bike tour. This Israel Bike Tour takes you on a cycling adventure and a uniquely dynamic way to experience Israel at its best: beautiful scenery, history and biblical sites, delicious food and wine – with the comfort, luxury and attention to detail you would expect from our tours.

What’s unique about our classical journeys?
  • We tour every day!
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fees are included. Everything is taken care of!
  • Everyone stays at the same 4 or 5-star hotels, which allows for more touring time.
  • No time consuming pickups and drop-offs from different hotel locations.
  • Some meals included. Make new friends while you enjoy the local cuisine.
  • Our licensed guides are the most experienced in the industry.
  • Tour the Old City of Jerusalem at night for a new perspective
  • Join an optional sunrise tour of the city

On a bike ride, we will guide you with a unique perspective of the cities, towns and diverse sites of Israel. Feel the warmth on your back as you pedal under the vibrant Mediterranean skies.

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1 On our way to Israel
Departure
  • Today we travel to Tel Aviv. Enjoy the flight!
2 Arrival to Israel / Welcome to the Holy Land!
We welcome you to Israel
  • Once you arrive to the Ben Gurion International Airport, one of our representatives will pick you up and transport you to the hotel.
  • We will meet to discuss our itinerary for the week and also provide you with suggestions on places to visit for the remainder of the day.
A transfer from the airport to the hotel is included
Meals included: None
Hotel: Dan Tel Aviv or Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
3 Bike tour of Tel Aviv / Just like the locals!
Tel Aviv / Bike Lanes
  • Our tour begins early in the morning were we will start our 3 hour bike ride through the city of Tel Aviv. We will bike with the locals and enjoy the many miles of bike lanes and green parks throughout the city.
  • Visit historical, cultural and architectural sites around the city.
  • A bus will pick us up at the end of the bike tour and we will head north to check-in at our hotel.
Approx. Riding Distance: 25km/15miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: Dan Caesarea
4 Bike tour from Carmel to Caesarea
Sea of Galilee / Mount of Beatitudes / Golan Heights / Banias Spring / Caesarea Philippi / Tagbha / Capernaum
  • Leave early morning by van to the Horn of Carmel. This is the place believed to be where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al (I Kings 18). Here you will find a monastery belonging to the Carmelite Order. Enjoy the amazing view of the Jezreel Valley from the rooftop of the monastery.
  • We will now bike down the slope of the Carmel, passing by many historic communities of kibbutz.
  • Let’s ride to the Amikam region, also known as the Tuscany of Israel.
  • We will now ride to Caesarea, built in the first century BC by King Herod. Enjoy the beautiful views while you bike through the historic aqueducts all the way to Caesarea Maritima. This city was populated by early Christians of the Byzantine period. It is believed to be the place where Peter the Apostle baptized Cornelius the Centurion and his household, the first time a Christian baptism was performed on Gentiles.
  • We will take a short walking tour of this historic city, once the capital of Judea.
  • From here we will bike back to our hotel, it’s just 10 minutes away!
  • Relax at the spa, the pool and other amazing amenities that the Dan Caesarea hotel has to offer.
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Approx. Riding Distance: 50km/30miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: Dan Caesarea
5 Northern Mediterranean Coast and the Western Galilee
Upper Galilee / Meron / Rosh HaNikra / Acre / Haifa
  • We will say goodbye to Caesarea and start our trip to the Upper Galilee.
  • Today’s bike ride starts at Meron. Enjoy a wonderful view of the holy city of Safed.
  • Visit the tomb of the sage Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai, riding down towards the Mediterranean and enjoying the view of the small towns and villages.
  • Visit Rosh HaNikra and its famous grottos carved in a cliff off the shore.
  • After biking along the coast, we will visit the old city of Acre, a UNESCO site.
  • We will tour the city over ground and underground, and head over to our hotel in Haifa.
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Approx. Riding Distance: 69km/ 43 miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: Dan Carmel or Dan Panorama, Haifa
6 The Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee / Mount of Beatitudes / Capernaum / Yardenit
  • We will head over to the Sea of Galilee and visits some of the most important landmarks of the life and time of Jesus.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where it is believed the Sermon on the Mount took place.
  • We will continue to Capernaum, the town cited in all four gospels and believed to be the hometown of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John.
  • We will then bike along the shores of the lake to Ginosar, and see an ancient boat from the times of Jesus.
  • We will board a boat and sail all the way to Ein Gev through bike lanes connecting the Kibutz in the region and we will end the ride at the Baptismal site of Yardenit.
  • You may get baptized in the River Jordan or enjoy the beauty of the region.
  • We will transfer back to our hotel in Mt. Carmel.
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Approx. Riding Distance: 40 km/25miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: Dan Carmel or Dan Panorama, Haifa
7 Mt. Gilboa to the Valley of Springs
Mt. Gilboa / Spring Valley Park / Gan Hashlosha National Park
  • We will drive early morning to Mt. Gilboa, overlooking the Jezreel Valley and the Jordan River.
  • We will climb up a quiet scenic road and immerse ourselves in the majestic view of the Galilee. You may also take an optional 10km shuttle to the top.
  • We will descend to the valley riding through green landscapes and streams from a natural spring.
  • We will enter the Spring Valley Park and end our trip at the large pools in Gan Hashlosha National Park.
  • Swim and enjoy a picnic surrounded by the beauty and greenery of the Hashlosha National Park.
  • We will be transported to Jerusalem back to our hotel.
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Approx. Riding Distance: 42km/25miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Hotel: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem
8 Discover Old City Jerusalem
Jerusalem Old City: Lions' Gate / Via Dolorosa / Church of the Holy Sepulcher / Christian Quarter
  • The day starts with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. The city is surrounded by walls and within Jerusalem’s historic ancient sites we will begin by visiting the Western Wall, considered holy and a place for prayers by the Jews.
  • We will then visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher believed to be the spot where the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus took place.
  • Enjoy a chance to visit the famous Western Wall Tunnels which are located behind the wall and travel along the ancient Second Temple platform.
  • Now we will walk through one of the most popular spots for locals, the Jerusalem Bazaar.
  • After our walking tour, you will have free time to explore more sites around Jerusalem or head back to the hotel where we will meet for dinner.
  • After dusk, we will leave for an unforgettable night ride within the walls of Old City Jerusalem. We will revisit some of the sites we saw earlier on mountain bikes allowing us to see things from a different perception.
  • We will ride through the Jaffa Gate and go through the alleyways of the quarters until we stop for a refreshing cold drink and a midnight snack.
Approx. Riding Distance: 15km/10miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem
9 Explore modern Jerusalem
Knesset / Valley of the Cross / German colony / Local Restaurant Dinner
  • We will start the day through the streets and alleys of Jerusalem.
  • We will visit Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. The Knesset is where laws are legislated.
  • Next to The Valley of the Cross in Rehavia where we will see the Monastery of the Cross built in the 11th century.
  • We will visit the German colony which overlooks the old city. Also known as the Valley of Refaim, this small region is mentioned in the Book of Joshua and in the Second Book of Samuel.
  • We will ride the narrow streets, bike lanes, ancient alleys of the old city and enjoy a free afternoon. Shop at the bazaar, tour the Israel Museum or one of your favorite religious sites.
  • Let’s meet in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant and let’s celebrate we had a wonderful day and great bike ride!
Approx. Riding Distance: 20km/12miles
Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem
10 Old City Jerusalem and Departure
Old City Jerusalem / Temple Mount / Farewell
  • The day starts with an optional tour of the Old City during sunrise.
  • Visit the Temple Mount.
  • We will return to the hotel for a late breakfast and check-out.
  • We will be transferred to the Ben Gurion International Airport for our flight back home.
Meals included: Breakfast

We offer small groups & greater value. A minimum of 2 travelers are required. Land package prices listed are per person in U.S. dollars. Rates are based on double occupancy and inclusive of all taxes. The special rates below reflect a 3% discount for check payments.

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Join America Israel Tours' exciting and life-changing tours of Israel. Our classical tours include breakfasts and dinners every day at your hotels, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more.

Included in your tour package:

Join America Israel Tours’ exciting and life-changing 10-day bike tour of Israel. This deluxe tour includes deluxe and 1st class hotels, several meals, all entrance fees, private sightseeing, escorted transfers and much more…

  • 8 nights’ accommodation as per program
  • Hybrid bike rental for touring days with flat or cage pedals (upgrade to road bike and/or spd pedals available for additional fee) Bike Model- Trek FX 7.3 or similar
  • Standard mountain bike rental for Jerusalem night tour
  • Meals as per program
  • Entry fees according to program
  • Transportation according to program
  • Escort van with trailer for bikes and for luggage transfer
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Additional support rider for groups of 5 or more.
  • Daily handouts (maps and elevation charts to present each cycling day)
  • Snacks and water for cycling days

Transfer Remarks:

  • Transportation according to program

Not Included:

  • Personal medical insurance
  • Transportation to Tel Aviv before the ride
  • Helmets: please provide your own helmet. Helmets can rented or purchased if desired.
  • Tips for guide/support staff/hotel staff
  • Anything not stated as included
  • Transportation from Jerusalem at the end of the tour

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance package to protect your travel investment.

Journey Highlights:

  • Visit the impressive Caesarea Maritima, built in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the Great (Acts 10 & 25)
  • Visit Mount Carmel, where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.
  • Sail on the Sea of Galilee on a wooden boat as the disciples did 2,000 years ago
  • Visit the “Ancient Jesus Boat” at Kibbutz Nof Geonsar
  • Visit Yardenit – the baptismal site on the Jordan River
  • Stand atop the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-8), where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Walk through the ancient Old City of Jerusalem

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