A Cycling Journey: Jerusalem, the Dead Sea & Tel Aviv in Israel

A bird-watcher’s paradise. Sacred Jerusalem. Elah Valley — where David fought Goliath. Get up close to the glorious, storied Israel you don’t know on an extraordinary biking adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23177RJ
12 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

A sacred air permeates Jerusalem. The Dead Sea’s saline, cobalt-blue waters offer a healer’s touch. Tel Aviv crackles with energy day and night. During an exceptional biking adventure in a storied land with unexpected educational chapters at every pedal stroke, discover the Israel you don’t know. Elah Valley’s terebinth trees are where David slung a decisive stone at Goliath. Near Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls hid in 12 caves for nearly 2,000 years. And Israel, a pilgrimage site for bird watchers? Lifetime memories abound in this exotic and glorious world apart.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Cycling up to five hours (20-40 miles) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent water and rest stops. Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride through the Shefela — the Biblical Coastal Plain — and the Elah Valley, where David battled Goliath, and enjoy a wine-tasting at a local winery.
  • Explore Earth’s lowest point as you float in the Dead Sea, hike to the Ein Gedi Oasis and bike the beautiful Golan Heights.
  • Ride through the Hula Valley, the bird migration "Super Highway" between Europe, Asia and Africa.
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