Parallel to the Israel Trail designed for hikers, there is also a route for bikers. 300 Km. already exist and ridden from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat, and presently, progress is being made for the northbound trail from Mitzpe Ramon. To bike in the desert on "singles" at all levels is an amazing experience for Israeli bikers as well as for bikers from all over the world .Come and be part of a ''different'' riding experience in the Israeli desert.
- Ramon Crater
- The Spice Route
- Arava Valley – the Peace Trail
- Jerusalem Old City
- Small groups - 3-14 travelers
Day 1 - Sunday - WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Arrival and check in at our hotel in Tel Aviv. Meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby at 6 p.m. (18:00), for a briefing of the tour. Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Monday - MITZPE RAMON, THE RAMON CRATER
We leave Tel Aviv and drive south to Mitzpe Ramon. After assembling the bicycles our tour begins by riding across Mitzpe Ramon and along the rim of the Ramon Crater - largest geological crater in the world. Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.
Day 3 - Tuesday - INTO THE CRATER
Cycle along the rim of the Ramon Crater, also known as the promenade, along the vertical Tzinim Cliffs to the point where we can descend a serpentine road-Noah's Trail, all the way to the crater's bottom. Continue riding in the crater, crossing the biggest geological crater in the world, to our night camping site. Overnight in a Beduin tent at Be'erot camping.
Day 4 - Wednesday - FROM THE SPICE ROUTE TO THE ARAVA VALLEY
Continue riding from Ramon Crater along the famous ancient Spice Route, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Nahal Nekarot. Stop at an ancient Nabatean water cistern, and continue to an ancient Nabatean stronghold and inn (Han). Proceed along the Arava Valley near Tzofar Village. Overnight in a Bedouin tent in the Spice Route Han (Inn).
Day 5 - Thursday - FROM TZOFAR TO PORAN
Continue riding along the desert singles of the Israel Trail. Stop for hiking in the magnificent Barak desert gorge, a track that includes climbing with the use of ladders fixed into the rocks. Continue to Paran village for an overnight in a luxury private room (Zimmer).
Day 6 - Friday - FROM SHIZAFON JUNCTION TO OVDA VALLEY
After an hour's drive from Paran to Shizafon Junction, ride once more on the Israel Trail –on one of its most fascinating segments, through different desert scenery, singles from tops of cliffs,along and on sand dunes. Enjoy the stunning views of the Israeli and Jordanian Arava Valley. Overnight at Neot Semadar-a unique desert kibbutz.
Day 7 - Saturday - JERUSALEM- BIKING FROM THE FOREST TO THE CITY
Leave the desert and the Israel Trail and drive to the Judean Mountains. Before entering Jerusalem, bike along the path surrounding the city, pass through Jerusalem Forest and enter the city. Ride across old and new neighborhoods until we reach our hotel. Pack our bikes. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 - Sunday - THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
Explore the Old City of Jerusalem, holy to the three largest religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Proceed to the Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews, and then to the Moslem quarter. Stop for a view of the Temple Mount and the oriental bazaar.
7 nights in acommodation by description
Meals: 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners
A/C tourist vehicle
English speaking licensed tour guide
Beverages with meals
Anything not mentioned
DESERT ADVENTURES FOR FAMILIES (self-guided)
The Israeli desert affords endless adventures: hidden canyons and springs, oases, and water cisterns. Camel-riding, jeep tours, biking, Bedouin feasts, dune-sliding and bathing in the Dead Sea are just a few of the options for touring and exploring the special Israeli desert.
THE BEST OF ISRAEL
The new and the old, the desert and the sea, bazaars and mysticism, Crusaders and artists, cities and rural settlements, modern shops, throbbing coffee houses and bars, all these are Israel.
ISRAEL CIRCLE TOUR (self-guided)
From its northern tip to its southern tip, Israel abounds in memorable attractions and sites. Experience Israel through the Cirlce Tour and see how history, heritage and culture unfold before your eyes. Biblical tales, medieval cities, vestiges of once glorious empires, picturesque villages, vibrant open air markets, the secrets of the Kabbalah , take on color and shape. Exhilarating views of mountains, seas and valleys will take your breath away.