Ride west from Jerusalem through the Jerusalem forest. Learn about the history of the land while passing modern farms, Roman ruins, and Biblical landscapes. Pass by Beit Guvrin, a Roman-era city with underground caverns.
Cycling allows you to travel at exactly the right speed: fast enough to get everywhere you want to go, but slow enough to truly connect to the land along the way. Smell the flowers, hear the roaring of the sea, meet the trendy urban locals, taste the freshly prepared food, and experience Israel’s nature on off-road routes. Keshet Journeys takes you on an adventure where your love for cycling is your tool to discover the beauty of the land of Israel.
The ride continues into a transitioning terrain – through Sderot and agricultural kibbutzim – as central Israel becomes a semi-arid desert. Ride towards the Egyptian border.
Also on this tour
Ride through the northern Negev towards Sde Boker for a visit to Ben Gurion’s grave. Hike through the desert spring called Ein Avdat, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful walks in the country. End in Mitzpe Ramon, a town in the heart of the Negev perched atop Makhtesh Ramon, a giant erosion crater.
Ride south across the heart of the Negev desert, including two stunning descents, the largest of which is in Makhtesh Ramon at the start of the day.
Ride with off-road bikes around Timna, a geological and archaeological park, site of the oldest copper mines in the world (from the time of King Solomon) and windswept sandstorm rock formations. Arrive in Eilat.