This page was last updated Tue 25 September 2018.

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Israel (local)

This page lists all reports that for Israel only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Dead Sea Tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started March 2017, submitted 7 March 2018
Asia: Israel

A sudden decision to fulfill a long lasting dream

Escape from freezing Austrian Winter and drift like a thrift wood in waters of dead Sea. I found an little private room at Gil's Rooms at Newe Zohar. Located at the Southern end of the Dead Sea. You may find this place on Google maps. Samy, the owner has been very cooperative and helpful. He organized a shuttle from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport to Newe Zohar and back. Of course, there is a bicycle needed.

I have taken my Brompton folding bike with me. Without, I would have been lost. Roads are good and not always flat. The landscape is beautiful. Riding in this depression of about 400 meters below Adriatic Sea level makes just fun. The area of Newe Zohar is save. Too far away from typical political quarrels in this part of the world. The Eastern side of Dead Sea is Jordan. The do the same: offering a high number of resort hotels to tourists. This ensures piece. All the hotel are occupied by Russian tourists. Russian language is the second language in that area. It always helped to start talks with "strastwuitje". My room has been somehow in the middle of nowhere.

You should know, that Newe Zohar does not have a restaurant or a market. This is a place to relax. Made for Individualists like me. I am not unhappy as I was forced to pedal at least five kilometers in order to get a breakfast and shop daily needs. The hotel Lot coupon ensures an free entrance to the pool and beach.

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

Israel Flag at Masada
The Israel Ride - Biking the Holy Land
by Yoram Asidon, tour started May 2006, submitted 19 March 2006
Asia: Israel

[Commercial tour operator, plus general information.]

A unique and special tour crossing Israel hot spots. 2 weeks of travel (that are devided to 3 sectional rides) in which we will meet people, ethnic foods, culture, amazing historic sites and much more.

Cycling info pages

Bicycle traveling in Israel
by Alex Raisberg, , submitted 29 December 2005
Asia: Israel
language: hbr

If you are travelling in Israel, and you like cycling, you should do it around the Sea of Galilees. Here you will find a combination of road trails that will bring you to some holy places, like Kefar Nahum and Beit Tzaida. You will also will find lots of beautiful off-road trails in the nature resorts at the north side of the Kinneret lake, were you will cycle in banana, mango, lichee, and many other kinds of plantations. You can ride beside the Jordan river at its wild areas.

In Drachim Bagolan you can find very good mountain bikes that you'll enjoy riding on. We will help you with information, maps and any other assistance that will make your tour easy and safe.

Beit Zaida - Jordan River
Rec.Travel Library: Israel
Europe: Israel
bike.org.il
Europe: Israel
language: hbr

Organizations and clubs

Rechasim - mountain biking group from Israel
Europe: Israel
language: hbr
Carmel Mountain Bike Club
Europe: Israel

CMBC is happy to welcome new riders above the age of 14 who already have some off-road experience and are used to riding the sort of distances outlined in our schedule [...]