Thanks for choosing EcoBike!
Formed by two bike enthusiasts with a soft spot for nature, EcoBike is not your regular touring company. At EcoBike, we are convinced that bicycling is the best way to immerse in nature and really travel. While biking, every tour becomes an adventure and every encounter with nature a lasting experience. We also believe that travelling can be done in a fun and sporty manner, while at the same time ensuring that the environment remains unharmed.
Cycling and Recycling
As an Eco-friendly biking company, we actively work to minimize all harmful office wastes; this is why all our promotional ads, posters, and even our visiting cards, are made from 100% recycled paper. Moreover, we work hand in hand with the Israeli Green Movement offering free guided tours in Israel for eco supporters. All our guided bike vacations offer families and travelers an authentic traveling experience, without the need for renting a car or joining a noisy tourist-group bus. Just jump on one of our top quality bikes and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean landscape, exploring its rivers, mountains, and historic sites in a completely new and non-polluting way.
Tomer Zaksenberg-General Manager
After completing his military service as a paratrooper, Tomer stuffed his backpack, took a half-broken guitar, and set out to discover the world. After years of travelling through South America, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Tomer finally returned back home just to start travelling again – now by bike. A self-confessed bikeholic, Tomer’s wheels have carried him through the history-filled Judean Mountains, the pastoral beauty of the Galilee, and the desolate, “great” southern Israeli desert. Lately, He formed a group of 12 cyclists, whose ongoing weekend mission is to complete the famous Israel Trail; a 940km bicycle path that crosses the country lengthwise, from Mount Hermon in the far north to the Red Sea in the south. Tomer is fluent in English and Hebrew and a bit of Spanish.
Oded Yavin – Partner and Marketing Director
After a long military service as an intelligence officer (Retired Captain), Oded packed his backpack and decided to go on a long trip abroad. He went on a long trek in New Zealand, Biked in Nepal, tasted excellent Thai and Indian cuisine and explored China and Japan. After returning home and finishing his masters in Business Administration, Oded re-discovered the beauty of cycling and biked extensively through the “Israel Trail”, South America, Georgia and Europe.
Zack Novak- Licensed Tour Guide
Zack was born in the US and grew up in Jerusalem, bringing together the best of both worlds. An avid outdoors-man, he guides throughout Israel by bike and by foot. As an all around adventurer, mountain biker, rock climber and telemark skier, he dedicates his free time to promoting cycling as clean transport in the urban environment and as a great way to bring people together.
Eran Zohar- Licensed Tour Guide and MTB Guide
Eran grew up in Karmei Yossef- a small town in the Shfela region in Israel, which some consider as being the capital for Israeli mountain bikers. After his service at the Israeli army, Eran set out to discover South America and Antarctica with only his backpack for company. During his trip, Eran choose to combine a 5,000 km (!) mountain biking trip along the Rocky Mountains. Two years ago, Eran returned to Israel with a decision to become a professional mountain biking guide, as well as a Licensed Tour Guide. Eran is fluent in English and Hebrew.
Asaf Rockman- Logistics & Field Manager
Asaf grew up cycling in Jerusalem and in the Negev where he studied in the Environmental High School in Sde Boker. After his military service in the infantry, he spent some time working as a logistics operator in the Sde Boker Field School. From the Negev, Asaf moved to Portland Oregon where he worked as an outdoor education trainer with troubled youth. After his work overseas, Asaf returned back to Israel and joined the EcoBike staff. Asaf is a certified cycling instructor and when he is not working with EcoBike he runs a small bike shop in Jerusalem.
Netanel Petrushka- Licensed Tour Guide
Netanel was born in the Golan Heights and grew up in Jerusalem. While his mother is a banqueting manager in a leading hotel and his father used to guide tourists by jeeps, he didn’t have any other alternative than choosing tourism as his profession. As an adventurer sport man, Netanel always prefers an ecological attitude to wandering in this universe. While discovering the continent of Australia, he participated in the local Great Wheelbarrow Race, where he was measured by a police officer running for 35km per hour and was nicked by him as the Israeli speed-machine. Now he is motivated to guide tourists in Israel by bike or foot, in a reasonable pace. Netanel is fluent in English and Hebrew and a bit of German.
Tom Doron – Licensed Tour Guide
Tom grew up in Kibbutz in the north and now lives in Jerusalem and finds the city fascinating.He enjoys extreme sports like cycling and rock climbing and finds the bike ideal for transportation and lots of fun. His motto in life : Never stop exploring!