Israel Essentials

Israel Essentials (3 Day Cycling Tour)

Join EcoBike on a tour between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem suitable for all levels. This three day tour will take you to the major points of interest in both cities, without the discomfort of sitting through traffic on a bus. We start our tour in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, then go for a day off road, cycling to Jerusalem (transfer by bus part way), and spending Saturday (Shabbat) touring Jerusalem by bike.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tel Aviv
Israel’s commercial and cultural capitol has been credited as being one of the best cycling cities in the Middle East. Sitting on the coast, makes it an ideal landscape to start our tour. We will visit the Old city and port of Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, the first houses of the city, Independence hall, Rabin Square and Ben Gurion’s home. We will get a chance to see some interesting architecture, public art, historic landmarks and get a feeling for the your atmosphere.  After dinner we will go on a short tour of Tel Aviv’s nightlife, cultural scene.

Day 2: Judean Hills
A bus will transfer us in the morning to the Beit Shemesh Area at the foot hills of Jerusalem.  A very gradual dirt road will take us through the woods up to the village of Abu Gosh.  After a lunch at the famous Abu Gosh Hummus we will climb the last part to Jerusalem, arriving just as the city is settling in for the Sabbath eve. For those who wish to skip the last leg of cycling, transportation will be available.

Day 3: Jerusalem
Our last day will be devoted to the Jerusalem Bike Ride, EcoBike’s original trademark tour. We will ride through the Old City, the German Colony, Abu Tor, Nachlaot, Rehavia, all unique communities in the mosaic that makes Jerusalem what it is.

Booking and Reservations
In order to book your tour and receive our best competitive rates, please contact our office by mail: info@ecobike.co.il or by phone: +972 77 450 1650. Thank you.

F.A.Q and Additional Information*

How Many Miles Will We be Cycling per Day?
On the major cycling days we will cover 30-55 miles (60-85 km).

What type of Routes Will We be Cycling?
The routes we will travel on will be mostly city or side roads and paved dirt roads, suitable for MTB/ Hybrid bicycles.

What Sort of Accommodation will be Provided?During the tour, participants will lodge in 3-star or 4-star hotels, with every two bikers sharing a double room.

For What Ages is the Tour Suited?16-60 years of age

What is the Level of Difficulty?
Moderate

Where Does the Tour Begin and End?
Meeting and Ending point is at Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv

How Many People will be Joining the Tour?
Tour is conditioned to a minimum of 10 bikers and a maximum of 20 bikers

How Much Does the Tour Cost?
Tour costs $409 per biker based on a group of 20; $439 per biker based on a group of 15; $509 per biker based on a group of 10; $729 per biker based on a group of 5.

What is Included in the Tour Price?

1 custom-fitted, high-quality, all-terrain bike*

1 helmet

Full supply of water during tour

Breakfest (every day) and snacks during the tour (please inform the staff of any food allergies or dietary considerations that should be taken into account when booking the tour)

Overnight stay at hotels (locations subject to change)

Entry fees for historic sites

Full 3-day tour as outlined in the abovementioned itinerary

Escort Vehicle

Professional tour leader

An emergency medical technician (EMT), who will accompany the group with a first aid kit

Luggage storage (1 suitcase\backpack per biker)

* The EcoBike team will be equipped with the means to address any bicycle mechanical problem that may arise during the tour

What’s not Included in the Tour Price?
Flights to and from Israel
Personal medical insurance

What Should I Bring?

A backpack with sufficient clothes, casual clothes, warm clothes, sports shoes, sandals, personal hygienic necessities, spending money, suntan lotion.

Can I Bring My Own Bike?
Of course, any biker can bring his own bike as long as they are adjusted for MTB

Booking and Conditions
Tour is subject to a minimum of 10 bikers.

Special tour dates can be arranged for groups of 5 or more bikers, upon request.Registration must be completed at least one month in advance.

Refund Policy in Case of Cancellation
Full refund if tour is cancelled 21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled tour; 50% refund if tour is cancelled 14-20 days prior to the first day of the scheduled tour; 25% refund if tour is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled tour.