Dan Active King David Bike Tour

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Classic Bike Tour

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

Upcoming Departures 2016-17

March 5th, May 7th, September 3rd, October 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 north of the country. Starting in Tel Aviv the tour will take you up the coast in to the Carmel range, through the Galilee, around the Sea of Galilee, in to the Jezreel Valley and on to Jerusalem. In just 9 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 Tel Aviv where you will be welcomed to your Tel Aviv 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: Dan Tel Aviv or Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv

Meals included in package: Dinner

DAY 2 - Tel Aviv

Our tour will begin in the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv where we will have introductions, bike fitting and a briefing about the week to come. From here we will set out on a 3 hour bike ride through the city, getting to know Tel Aviv like the locals do. We will utilize the many miles of bike lanes and green parks through the city for a guided tour of the historic, cultural, and architectural sights and sites of the city. After our tour we will head north by bus and check into our hotel in Caesarea.

Overnight: Dan Caesarea

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 25km/15miles

DAY 3 - Carmel to Caesarea

We will leave early in the morning by van and drive to the Horn of Carmel. It is in this biblical site that Elijah overcame the prophets of Ba’al (I Kings 18). After enjoying a spectacular view of the Jezreel Valley from the rooftop of the church here, we will bike down the slope of the Carmel. We will pass several of the early kibbutzim along the way, and then ride through the Amikam region, known as the Tuscany of Israel. From here we will ride to Caesarea. Built in the first century BC by King Herod, we will bike along the aqueduct all the way to the ancient port. After lunch on your own in the Caesarea harbor we will take a short walking tour of the city that was once the capital of Judea, and is today a true gem on the coast. From here it’s just 10 minute bike ride and we will roll into our Hotel in Caesarea. We will enjoy the grounds, the pool and the fantastic spa.

Overnight: Dan Caesarea

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 50km/30miles

DAY 4 - Northern Mediterranean Coast and the Western Galilee

We will leave Caesarea and transfer to the Upper Galilee. Our ride will start at Meron, overlooking the holy city of Safed. We will pay a short visit to the tomb of the sage Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai before beginning our ride. We will ride down towards the Mediterranean passing the towns and villages of the area. We will arrive at Rosh HaNikra on the coast, and visit the famous grottos carved into the cliff on the sea shore.  After biking along the coast, we will end the ride in the UNSECO recognized old city of Acre. We will tour the city over ground and underground. From here we will head to our hotel in Haifa, atop Mt. Carmel.

Overnight: Dan Carmel or Dan Panorama, Haifa

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 55km/35miles

DAY 5 - The Sea of Galilee

Departing Haifa we will head towards the Sea of Galilee to ride past some of the landmarks from the life and time of Jesus. Together we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Capernaum. We will continue around the eastern side of the lake, stopping at Ein Gev for lunch on your own at the famous fish restaurant there. We will arrive at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee and end our day at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where you will have an opportunity to baptize in the river Jordan. From here we will transfer back to our hotel on Mt. Carmel. 

Overnight: Dan Carmel or Dan Panorama, Haifa

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 45km/30miles

DAY 6 - Mount Gilboa & The Valley of the Springs

This morning we drive to the foot of Mt Gilboa, overlooking the Jezreel Valley and the Jordan River. We will begin to climb up this quiet scenic road and enjoy the views of the whole of the Galilee (optional 10 km shuttle to the top). From here we will descend to the valley below and ride along the streams fed by natural spring water leading into the Jordan River. We will enter the Spring Valley Park and end our ride at the large pools in Gan Hashlosha National Park. We will enjoy a swim and a picnic in this beautiful corner of Israel. From here we will be transported to Jerusalem.

Overnight: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 40km/25miles

DAY 7 - Jerusalem

Our day today will focus 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 go along the walls of the ancient Second Temple platform under the Muslim Quarter, and you will walk through the famous Jerusalem Bizarre. After passing through the market you will be free to choose whether to return to your hotel to rest or explore Jerusalem on your own until we meet again in the evening after dinner.

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 earlier today but under the cloak of darkness, enabling us to experience 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: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 15km/10miles

DAY 8 - Modern Jerusalem

We will take the day to ride through the city streets and alleys. Our tour will include a view of 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, short cuts and hidden alleys unknown to most. End the tour at the Old City gates, and continue independently for a free afternoon which you may like to spend in the bazaar of the Old City or independently tour the Israel Museum or Tower of David Museum.  We will reconvene tonight for dinner together to mark the end of our ride.

Overnight: King David or Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

Meals included in package: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. riding distance: 20km/12miles

DAY 9 - Jerusalem & Shalom

Our day will start with the option for a sunrise tour of the Old City of Jerusalem including a visit to the Temple Mount, in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. From there we will return to the hotel and enjoy a late breakfast and check out from the hotel for independent departure.

Meals included in package: Breakfast

Included and not

Included in the price of the tour:

  • 8 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 tour
  • 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 + 1 support staff
  • Daily handouts
  • 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 Tel Aviv before the ride
  • Helmets: please provide your own helmet. Helmets can rented or purchased if desired.
  • Tips for guide/support staff/hotel staff
  • Anything not stated as included
  • Transportation from Jerusalem at the end of the tour

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

King David Bike Tour Delux Hotels

$3125 per person

Single person supplement: $1345

Price per person based on double occupancy.

King David Bike Tour Superior First Class hotels

$2605

Single person supplement: $845

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.
  • For media materials and PDF itineraries – 

Northern Star

Jerusalem to Eilat

Jerusalem Night Ride

Bike Jerusalem

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