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Mount Hermon to Eilat – Israel Bike Ride – 2015

  • ​a Tel Aviv beach
  • ​an aerial view of Tiberias
  • a duze pouring coffee out of a traditional coffee pot
  • a girl snapling at Ramon Crater,
  • a pilgrims boat sailing on the Sea of Galilee
  • a typical Galilean vegeterian brunch
  • a typical lane in Safed
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  • Basilica of Annuciation
  • Bedouin hospitality at tents
  • Bedouin Hospitality​
  • Beit Jimal, monastery
  • biking at Nahal Prazim, Sodom Area​
  • biking in Timna Park
  • Biking the Negev
  • Bread
  • Bycicle, Galilee
  • Camel and rider
  • camel riding in Eilat region​
  • camels riding
  • Capernaum  Modern church
  • Carmel Market, Tel Aviv​
  • Dead Sea
  • Diving with doplhins​
  • Dolphin Reef, Eilat​
  • Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem ​
  • druze, Galilee
  • Eilat Hotels
  • Eilat Under Water
  • Ein Avdat National Park,
  • Hurva synagouge
  • Jerusalem Dome of the Rock
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  • Jordan River, rafting,
  • Judean Desert  Dragot
  • Kaasar el Yahud
  • Machne Yehuda Spice shop
  • Marathon Season January 2014
  • Masada
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  • Northern Red sea beaches
  • Old Jaffa port
  • People running on the Tel Aviv Port
  • Petra
  • sde-boker
  • Tel Aviv port, biking
  • Tel Aviv
  • the aqueduct in Caesarea​
  • The church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • The Dormition Abbey at sunset
  • The flea market, Jaffa
  • the Gospel Trail, Mount Tabor
  • The Greek Orthodox Church in Capernaum​
  • the Marina in Eilat
  • the mozaic of the zodiac at Zipori
  • The Sea of Galillee near Tabgha
  • The sign of the Via Dolorosa
  • The underwater museum,
  • Touring along Ramon Crater
  • Tower of David Museum
  • Tower of David, outside view​
  • Yafo, the Flea Market​
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  • קליה
  • רוכבים-בגולן
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Day 1Arrival and Jerusalem night tour

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Meet at the Ben Gurion Airport, stop in Abu-Gosh for authentic Israeli Dinner and transfer to Jerusalem. Check in to the YMCA hotel and meet your guide for a briefing about the tour and then take a short walk in the city. 

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Day 2 Jerusalem

Our second day in Jerusalem will be devoted to the city inside and outside the walls. We will leave the hotel to the Lion Gate, the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. We enter into this magical city to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher ,lion gate the Western Wall and the vibrant market. Walking through the Cardo , a street that was the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem and served both residents and pilgrims under the Jewish Quarter Continue to King David Tomb and the Church of the Dormition the location is identified in Christian tradition as the place where the Virgin Mary died — or “fell asleep”, as the name suggests. At the evening visiting the Knest, The Israeli Parliament, and out for Dinner at Machane Yeuda market.a3bb5ebc-7c57-461f-a8df-0e44899c35b6

Day 3 – Golan Heights

After breakfast, bus transfer to the North,

passing the Sea of Galilee. We arrive to

Majdal Shams, a Druze town in the12314014_10205269002431273_2710802762609743099_n

Northern part of the Golan Heights, by Mt. Hermon.

Getting our bikes and after some adjustments, short test riding.

celebrate an authentic Druze dinner (Hafla) with a local family and learn about there cultur

 

Day 4 – Golan Heights to the Sea of Galilee

After breakfast, we start riding south along the Golan Heights. We pass near a wine yard and stop for

explanation on Mount Bental. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Syrian border and the Galilee of Israel. We

continue down to the Jordan Valley, crossing the Sea of Galilee, the lowest freshwater lake on earth, where

on its shores many of Jesus’s miracles occurred, including walking on the water.

Over night at Paniel YMCA a nice INN just on the shore of the Kinneret.

A view from Mount Ben-Tal to Syria

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Day 5: Tiberia to Kalya: The Dead Sea

Today’s ride will take us from Tiberia to Beth-Shean and transfer to Kalia by the Dead Sea will cross Bik’at HaYarden (Jordan Valley) along the Jordanian border and will arrive to a Kibbutz Hotel at kibbutz Kalya,  

leave the bikes at the hotel and go for a visit to the Mineral Beach, right on the Dead Sea, the lowest and saltiest lake/sea on earth, with the water temperature of 39°c all year round.

 A must is to float on the surface of the Dead Sea and Back to the hotel for dinner.

 

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Day 6: Kalya – Masada – Mitzpe Ramon

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After breakfast will ride along the Dead Sea shore, to Masada, an ancient fortification built by King Herod on top of an isolated rock plateau, overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada was also the last hold out of the Jews (Zeelots) during the Roman Empire’s effort to out root the Jewish population. Will watch a short movie about the story of Masada and take the cable car to the top of the mountain to explore the site.

Transfer to Mitzpe-Ramon to I-Bike hotel for Dinner and over night.

Day 7- Hiking and off road biking 

 

We will devote our day to the trails surrounding Sde Boker and Mitzpe-Ramon region. Will be led by local cyclists that

took part in building these trails that leads into the most beautiful parts of the Negev Desert ride through the trails of the area to enjoy desert shade and some hided water sources.

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Will stop for a light lunch in the field and return to Mitzpe-Ramon for some hiking in the Great Crater (if time permitted) and overnight in Mitzpe Ramon.

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Day 8: Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

After breakfest, transfered to visit Kibbutz Neot Snadar, located in the Southern Negev Desert of Israel, about 60 km. north of Eilat a copious desert valley spreads out giving way to a fertile oasis with abundant trees, green fields and spectacular exotic buildings. Continue on road 12, near the border with Egypt, and get a view over the Egyptian desert from Hezkia Mountain. We continue down to Eilat while looking over the Edom Mountains in Jordan. Our last leg of the ride we descend towards Eilat by the shores of the Red Sea and continue to Parma Music hotel, relax and head out to a dinner in a local restaurant.

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Day 9:  Free day in Eilat

After breakfest, will visit the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Eilat is blessed with the most magnificent and unique coral reef of its kind in the world and lying in the very heart of this reef is the Underwater Observatory , a rare opportunity for a close-up look at the rich and enchanting life of the Gulf of Eilat. 

Getting into our swimming suite and out for snorkeling in the clear water of the the Red Sea.

After a lite lunch, back to the hotel for shower, check out and to our car on the way to the airport for our night flight back home. 

 

 

 

hello to our  guide

hello ISRAEL

 

 

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