Whether you’re thinking of just renting a bike and doing a self-guided tour, or whether you wish to have a guided ride for one or multi-day tour, you still might not be sure that cycling Israel will be the right thing to do on your vacation, right? You’re just not sure how to plan your ride…is it even the right season?
With our many years of experience in operating cycling tours in Israel, combined with input from some of our satisfied customers, we’ve come up with 6 Amazing Reasons to discover Israel on bicycles and make your vacation in Israel Active,Special and Safe on Bike.
1. Small & Contrasting
Israel is a small country, but it is full of contrasts that are both hard to notice and to appreciate when you are in a vehicle. But on your bike, you notice that the terrain is coastline, or rolling hills, or starting to become mountainous. By the same token, the switch from city to village is often quite sudden and again, when you are on your bike, it will be much clearer to you.
2. Meet Surprising People
Another advantage of seeing Israel by bike is the ability to stop and talk to people.
Israelis are known for their openness and on bike you will have the opportunity to meet new, real people and hear from them what it is like to live in Israel
On the bike you're off the beaten path and see can see so much you might otherwise miss.
3.Use All Your Senses
Cycling in Israel will allow you to taste things for sale on the roadside such as the famous "Baklava" of the Galilee, or "Kanafeh" in the Golan Heights. Buy some strawberries and simply enjoy the fresh air.
4. Everyone Can Ride
Cycling in Israel has been developing rapidly in recent years. The level of awareness among drivers is increasing together with wide shoulders enabling safe road riding on the side of the road, as well as marking and creating single trails for MTB. Israel also offers many parks and open recreational areas suitable for a family day tours. This allows every rider to find a suitable way to experience Israel by bike.
5. Yes It's Safe!
Riding bikes in Israel is safe as long as you comply with the traffic laws and avoid cycling busy roads during rush hours. Also, make sure you have the right equipment given the weather and lighting conditions, wear an helmet and plan your cycling route in advance and according to your level of riding.Of course-make sure the bike you use is well maintained.
6. 4 Seasons of Cycling
Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer are all good seasons to cycle in Israel, when taking in consideration the time of the year and the region of your adventure.
Winter will be the best time to go cycling in the Judean Hills and the Negev.
During the hot Israeli summer, June-September, the temperature range is 30-40 degrees Celsius. We recommend early morning and late afternoon rides.
Spring and Fall you can plan on cycling throughout many regions of the country, including: Gallille, Golan, Tel Aviv and the Negev. The average temperature in the day ranges from 10-25 ° C and you can enjoy :)
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