Dan Active Jerusalem to Eilat Bike Tour

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Classic Bike Tour

A perfect combination of supported cycling, site seeing, and time to explore

Upcoming Departures 2017

January 4th, February 15th 2017

Gordon Tours and Dan Active believe in biking hard and resting well; hence the country’s leaders in bike tours and in hotels have come together to offer you an incredible journey through the south of the country. Starting in Jerusalem the tour will take you through the City, to the Dead Sea and on to Masada, the Negev Desert and the Red Sea before looping back to Tel Aviv via the Ramon Crater. In just 8 days you will not only ride some of the best routes in the country, but you will visit the important historical and cultural sites on route, and at the end of the day relax in a luxury hotel. 

The tour is available based on two levels of accommodation; deluxe hotels and first class superior, and offers rides of between 30-70km on most days often with options for a shorter or longer ride. The price of the tour includes accommodation, most meals, bike rental, guide and support; in other words, it’s all taken care of for you, you just need to sign up. 

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival

Welcome to Israel! Independent arrival and travel to Jerusalem where you will be welcomed to your Jerusalem hotel by a member of our staff who will be happy to talk you through the arrangements for tomorrow and the plan for the coming week, as well as direct you to things you can do in the area for the remainder of the day.

Overnight:  King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Dinner

DAY 2 - Jerusalem

Our welcome to Israel will begin with focusing on the Old City of Jerusalem; a world of its own, enclosed in walls and history. We will tour the 4 quarters of the city viewing the sites that are important to the 3 monotheistic religions that hold this city as holy. Included in our walking tour will be a visit to the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and a view of the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif.  You will visit the famous Western Wall Tunnels that run along the walls of the ancient Second Temple platform under the Muslim Quarter, and you will walk through the famous Jerusalem bazaar. After passing through the market you will be free to choose whether to return to your hotel to rest or explore Jerusalem independently until we meet again in the evening for an opening dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Dan Panorama or King David, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 - Jerusalem the Ride

We will take the day to ride through the city streets and alleys. Our tour will include viewing the Israeli Parliament, The Valley of the Cross, the pioneer neighborhood of Rehavia, The German Colony, and an overlook of the Old City. This trademark ride follows small streets, bike lanes, shortcuts and hidden alleys unknown to most. We conclude the tour at the Old City gates, and continue independently for a free afternoon.  You may like to explore further inside the Old City or visit one of Jerusalem’s famous museums such as the Tower of David Museum or the Israel Museum.  We will reconvene for dinner in a local restaurant, before heading out on our night ride.

A little after dusk, we will leave for the breathtaking experience of a night ride within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.  On mountain bikes we will revisit some of the sites we saw previously but this time, under the cloak of darkness enabling us to experience them anew. We will ride through the Jaffa Gate, and wind our way through the narrow stepped alleyways of the quarters. We will finish our tour close to the Jaffa Gate where we will enjoy a refreshing cold drink and a midnight snack.

Overnight: Dan Panorama or King David Hotel, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 30km/20miles

 

DAY 4 - Judean Hills

We will start this morning with an optional ride out of Jerusalem towards Bar Giora in the beautiful pine forest surrounding the city. From there the whole group will continue onwards to the Beit Shemesh area in the Judean Foothills. We will ride through the Adulam Park, where we will get a glimpse of the famous caves where Bar Kochva and his supporters hid from the Romans in the year 135 CE. Riding through Israel’s wine country will whet our palates and we will enjoy a stop and a tasting at a local winery. We will eat lunch together before continuing to the ruins of Beit Guvrin where we can explore a labyrinth of ancient caves dating back over 2,000 years. From here we will transfer by bus back to Jerusalem for our last night there.

Overnight: Dan Panorama or King David, Jerusalem

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Approx. Riding Distance; 70km/45miles

DAY 5 - Masada & The Dead Sea

We will leave Jerusalem by car and drive south to the desert town of Arad. From here we will begin our ride to the mountain fortress of Masada. Our ride will take us to the lesser known entrance to this world heritage site, where we will climb to the top of the mountain via the Roman ramp. We will have the opportunity to tour the site, and hear the fascinating story of the rebellion that took place here in the year 73 AD. We will continue to lunch at a nearby hotel and have some rest and relaxation in a spa and in the Dead Sea itself. After enjoying a float in the mineral rich Dead Sea and changing into a fresh set of cloths we will board the bus and head south to Eilat. After the long ride, and check into the hotel, you will be free to enjoy the evening relaxing in your room or in one of the many restaurants and outdoor venues in the city.

Overnight: Eilat

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 40km/25miles

DAY 6 - Explore Eilat

Wake up to the view of the Red Sea and head for a half day ride though the seaside town and its outskirts. We will ride through the desert farmland to the north of the city and then head back to follow the shoreline from the Jordanian border to the Egyptian. We will see some of the historical sites of the town before returning to the hotel. You will have a free afternoon to explore the beach, the coral reef, and the beautiful promenade; all in the winter sun.

Overnight: Eilat

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 20 km/12 miles

DAY 7 - Timna to Eilat

We will leave Eilat and drive to Timna, the red rock nature park. We will ride through several of its sites including rock carvings from the Pharaonic Empire and beautiful geological formations carved by man and God. From here we will follow the Arava Valley south back towards Eilat, following farm roads, passing a pool for Flamingos and migrating birds, forests of date plantations, and views of the Edom mountains. We will return to Eilat and bike back to our hotel. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant to mark the last night of the tour.

Overnight: Eilat

Meals included: Breakfast

Approx. riding distance: 50km/30miles

DAY 8 - The Negev

We will start our day with a transfer out of Eilat to the town of Mitzpe Ramon in the heart of the Negev Desert. After touring the visitors’ center overlooking the impressive Ramon Crater, and a local craft center, we will begin our ride towards the Nabatean city of Avdat.   We will stop for lunch and visit this ancient Nabatean stronghold on the spice route. We will ride to the Sde Boker College and walk to the Ben Gurion Memorial, the father of the State of Israel. From here we will transfer further north to Tel Aviv for departure or post tour extension.

Tour End: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv or Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 40km/25 miles

Included and not

Included in the price of the tour:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation as per program
  • Hybrid bike rental for touring days with flat or cage pedals (upgrade to road bike and/or spd pedals available for additional fee).
  • Standard mountain bike rental for Jerusalem night ride
  • Meals as per program
  • Entry fees according to program
  • Transportation according to program
  • Escort van with trailer for bikes and for luggage transfer
  • Licensed tour guide who will bike with the group + 1 support staff
  • Daily handouts with ride and touring information
  • Snacks and water for out-of-city cycling days
  • “I Bike Israel” T-shirts

 

Not included in the price of the tour:

  • Personal medical insurance
  • Transportation to Jerusalem before the ride
  • Helmets: please provide your own helmet. Helmets can be rented on request.
  • Tips/Gratuity for guides/bike staff/hotel staff.
  • Anything not stated as included

Accommodation

Dan Hotels throughout. 2 tiers of accommodation available: Deluxe or First Class

Fully Supported

A sag wag will accompany the riders whilst a member of staff will bike with the group

Ride Level:

Easy to Moderate

Dan Hotels Jerusalem to Eilat Deluxe Hotels: King David Jerusalem, Dan Eilat

$2910 per person

Single person supplement: $1120

Price per person based on double occupancy.

Dan Jerusalem to Eilat Bike Tour Superior First Class hotels: Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Dan Panorama Eilat

$2235

Single person supplement: $510

Price per person based on double occupancy.

Don't forget your optional extras

  • Pre/Post tailor made extension

Important to know:

  • Our open registration group tours have guaranteed departure dates which will be honored if a minimum of 2 participants are registered at least 4 weeks before the tour begins.
  • Gordon Active reserves the right to cancel any departure date if the minimum number of registrants is not reached 4 weeks prior to the tour beginning.
  • Gordon Active reserves the right to change the program at any time without notification
  • The program for all open registration group tours can adapted to be run as private tours; pricing may vary.

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