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  • Admire marvellous archaeological treasures in the Judean Hills
  • Savor delicious and diverse cuisine—Israeli, Lebanese and Druze
  • Taste wine in a land where grapes have been cultivated since biblical times
  • Get to know the old city of Jerusalem on a private walking tour
  • Bookend your bicycling trip with extended stays in vibrant Tel Aviv and historic Jerusalem

A dazzling fusion of past and present, Israel will captivate you at every turn. With Backroads, you'll delve deeply into this ancient and holy land - a place shaped by prophets, kings and crusaders, whose epic history is etched into the very consciousness of Western civilization. You'll discover a rich tapestry of cultures. And explore a diverse landscape, from the azure waters of the Mediterranean to the green hills of the Golan Heights, via the unique perspective that only a bicycle can offer.

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip. Biking in Netherlands, May 2014 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Days 1-2: Experience an authentic and intimate connection to this epic land and its people

Visit Ein Hod, a communal artists' village overlooking the Mediterranean coast, with some of the best Israeli art in the country Pedal through kibbutz orchards and Druze Arab villages  Bask by the sea or walk with our local guide through Caesarea's Roman ruins, built by Herod the Great.

Days 3-4: Witness the fertile Kharod Valley, West Bank villages and the mountains of Jordan as you spin to historic Beit She'an

Once a center of Egyptian rule, this timeless site overflows with archaeological treasures Engage in an enlightening chat with members of the Arab-Israeli community  Bike past vineyards near the Lebanese border and taste wines in a land where grapes have been cultivated since biblical times  With our local friend, wander the cobblestone lanes of entrancing Safed, the highest city in Israel and one of Judaism's four holy cities.

Day 5: Explore the secret passageways of medieval Nimrod Fortress, perched on the slopes of Mount Hermon

Views of Syria, tanks and a memorial from the Yom Kippur War A unique experience at an authentic kibbutz awaits.

Days 6-8: Get to know the old city of Jerusalem on a private walking tour

Enjoy a mostly downhill spin to the Sea of Galilee Arriving in Jerusalem, see the Western Wall as the sun sets, marking the beginning of Shabbat  Pedal into the Judean Hills along with a multitude of local bicyclists  Picturesque Ein Karem village is a delight to explore on foot.

Dates & Pricing

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$ 5,498

Price Per Day:

$ 687 per day
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,210
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Internal Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
16 or more people
Start City
Tel Aviv
End City
Tel Aviv
Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start (Per Person)

96+days: Cancellation Fees is $200Per Person

61-95 days Cancellation Fees is 30%

31-60:  Cancellation Fees is 60%

0-30 days will be 100%

Trip ID#: IsrBikTou

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