Ride Itineraries
Southern Israel Trip 2021

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Shoafim


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Depart from the hotel by bus to begin our ride at Mitzpe Hila, with breathtaking views of northern Israel. Descend to Rosh Hanikra near the Lebanese border on the Mediterranean coast. Continue south along the coast to the town of Nahariya and end the ride at the Bahai gardens in Akko. We will then enjoy a tour of the Old City in Akko and return by bus to our hotel in Ma’alot.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Travel by bus to the spectacular Bar’am Forest Reserve, then bike north along the Lebanese border, concluding the ride at Menara, enjoying a view of the entire Hula Valley. We will then travel by bus for a tour of the Israeli town of Metula, and then travel by bus to our hotel at Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Transfer by bus from the hotel to the Hula Valley Nature Reserve and begin a five-mile loop around the restored lake. Continue riding north along back roads to the amazing natural water sources of the Jordan River at Banias and the Tel Dan Nature Reserve. Tour the waterfalls at Tel Dan and return to the hotel at HaGoshrim for a restful and restorative Shabbat.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Transfer by bus from the hotel, ascending into the Golan Heights. We will begin riding near Merom Golan and continue south along the plateaus of the Golan to the Aniam Artist village, ending our ride at Katzrin, the largest Jewish town in the Golan, the site of an ancient Talmudic village. From here we will transfer by bus to Mt. Bental, concluding the day at our hotel at Kibbutz Merom Golan.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Leave Merom Golan by bike and ride south along the plateau of the Golan Heights. Our ride will conclude at Mitzpe Shalom, the “Peace lookout” on the southern end of the Golan, with incredible views of northern Israel. From here we will transfer by bus to tour Gamla and Ein Keshatot, the recently excavated ancient synagogue. We will travel by bus to our final hotel at Kibbutz Ein Gev on the eastern coast of the Kinneret Sea.

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Bogrim


 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Depart from the hotel in Ma’alot to begin a loop ride through the Upper and Western Galilee. Ride north to the Lebanese border road and descend via the Keshet cave to Rosh Hanikra. Ride south along the Mediterranean coast to Nahariya. End the day with a climb back to the hotel in Ma’alot.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Bike north out of the hotel through the spectacular Bar’am Forest Reserve, then climb toward the northern border road through Menara and Kfar Giladi, concluding at Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Bike south out of the hotel, then begin the ascent toward the Golan Heights. Continue to the picturesque Druze village of Masade, We will descend to the Hula Valley via the amazing natural water sources of the Jordan River at Banias and the Tel Dan Nature Reserve. Bike back to the hotel for a restful Shabbat at Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Transfer out of the hotel by bus to the Golan Heights. Ride to Katzrin, the largest Jewish town in the Golan, the site of an ancient Talmudic village. Continue north along the plateaus of the Golan, ending the day with a challenging climb up Mt. Bental for extraordinary views of Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, then ride to our hotel at Merom Golan.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Leave Merom Golan for our final day of riding with some steep descents. Bike south along the plateaus of the Golan Heights. Descend via Hamat Gader on the Jordanian border, then ride east to the Kinneret Sea. We will conclude the trip with a ride north along the eastern coast of the Kinneret Sea, concluding at our final hotel at Kibbutz Ein Gev.

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Mumchim


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Depart from the hotel in Ma’alot to begin a loop ride through the Upper and Western Galilee. Ride north to the Lebanese border road and descend via the Keshet cave to Rosh Hanikra. Ride south along the Mediterranean coast to Nahariya. End the day with a climb back to the hotel in Ma’alot.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Bike from the hotel beginning the day with a loop ride through the Christian/Druze village of Peki’in and a brief tour of the historic ancient synagogue. Continue north through the spectacular Bar’am Forest Reserve, then climb toward the northern border road through Menara and Kfar Giladi, concluding at Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Bike out of the hotel and ascend toward the Golan Heights. Continue to the Druze village of Majdal Shams, then climb to the highest point in Israel at the ski station at Mt. Hermon. We will descend via the amazing natural water sources of the Jordan River at Banias and the Tel Dan Nature Reserve. Bike back to the hotel for a restful Shabbat at Kibbutz HaGoshrim.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bike from the hotel following the old “Oil Road” along the plateaus of the Golan. Continue to Katzrin, the largest Jewish town in the Golan, the site of an ancient Talmudic village. End the day with a challenging climb up Mt. Bental for extraordinary views of Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, then ride to our hotel at Merom Golan.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Leave Merom Golan for our final day of riding, a “century” ride, with some steep descents. Bike south along the plateaus of the Golan Heights. Descend via Hamat Gader on the Jordanian border, then ride east to the Kinneret Sea. Loop around the entire Kinneret concluding at our final hotel at Kibbutz Ein Gev on the eastern coast.

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