Highlights
  • 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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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! March 2015

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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Highly recommended March 2015

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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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Absolutely incredible Trips March 2014

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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip March 2014

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Itinerary

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.

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$ 687 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,210
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Trip Includes
  • All meals except 1 lunch, 1 dinner
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  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International transportation
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  • 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%

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