Northern Israel

Western Galilee’s Historical Sites.

This 9 day bike tour takes you on a wonderful journey through Israel’s Northern edge. Starting by the Mediterranean you cycle up to the sacred city of Safed through the Hula valley, up to the Golan Heights and around the Sea of Galilee.

Holiday Cyclist

Holiday Cyclist
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and the handing out of the bikes in Tel Aviv. After 9 you can take the train to Naharija and begin today’s cycle ride. You can visit the natural Rosh HaNikra grottoes and Akkon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before cycling to Schawe Zion near Naharija where you will spend the night.

Cycle from your hotel by the coast up to Rosch haNikra before you head East into the dominant Upper Galilee. Enjoy the view across Western Galilee whilst cycling to your accommodation in Eilon, which is a Kibbutz.

Today you continue cycling through Western Galilee and to Montfort castle. You can use the opportunity to try lots of authentic Middle Eastern food when you take breaks. At the end of today’s stage, you will arrive in Safed, which is home to Jewish mysticism. Safed is a delightful place to stay.

Today’s stage takes you through dense forests in Eastern Galilee, which are famous for wine thanks to  various celebrated wine estates. You cycle to the “Finger of Galilee” where you stay overnight at Malkia, another Kibbutz.

Cycle along the “Finger of Galilee” and cross the Hula valley, which is a refuge for migrating birds. You cycle up to the Volcanic plain of the Golan heights and cycle onwards to your next accommodation, which is located to the Eastern side of the Merom Golan Kibbutz.

It is time to say goodbye to the Golan heights because you now cycle down to the deepest freshwater lake in the world - the Sea of Galilee. Both of the variants for today’s stage have charming bike paths and attractions along the way. Today’s destination is Tiberias, which is located on the southern shore of the lake.

Enjoy today’s cycle around the lake and take time time to visit some of the historical sites along the way. The Sea of Galilee is the birthplace of Early Christianity.  Various attractions along the lake’s edge mark events from Jesus’ life. In Hebrew the lake is called Kinneret and is the birthplace of the first Kibbutz and Israeli Socialism. Around Degania and the southern side of the lake there are lots of interesting things to see.

Follow the River Jordan along the border with Jordan to the South. After you have crossed several agricultural districts, you will arrive in Bet Sche’an, which is a town with ruins from the 7th Century. The time seems to have stood still here. After having had a look around, you cycle to the station and take the train to Tel Aviv where you hand back your bikes. Tonight you stay in a hotel in Tel Aviv.

Tour character

The route runs along well-built paths and is suitable for either hybrid bikes or road bikes.

 

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Feb 4, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
May 6, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Dec 2, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Arrival Sunday
Northern Israel, 9 days, IL-ILRTT-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
980,00
350,00
Season 1
Feb 4, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
May 6, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Dec 2, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Tel Aviv
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
80,00
145,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in the mentioned category
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Distribution and return of bikes in Tel Aviv
  • Rental bikes including one panier bag per double room
  • GPS-data is available
  • Servicehotline including a local SIM card

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport
  • Tel Aviv Savidor train station

 

 

Valerian Höfler
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Valerian Höfler, Customer service

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