Amir Asaf: True Gentlemen
Asaf and Amir Rockman
“and the driver are true gentlemen and you should be proud of the manner in which you represented your country….Irene and myself wish your company the very best.”Peadair O’connor, Ireland
“Awesome new understanding of ancient historic and modern Jerusalem.”
Rabbi Bob Levy, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
have visited Jerusalem before and toured most of its sights, but seeing the city on bicycle with a guide gave new refreshing insights. Jerusalem is a small patchwork of neighborhoods easily connected by bicycle. The guide knew and loved the city, its history and present. After the tour, I understood the city more deeply than before. I would recommend this for both first time visitors and those who have been to Jerusalem many times. We easily and safely cycled through neighbors from downtown to the outskirts (the Kennesset) and back again toward the Old City on paths and streets I never knew other than from a bus window. Bring a camera.
“Amir Rockman is not only a knowledgeable guide. He shares his enthusiasm, his knowledge and his friendship generously. Adventure travel with Amir, is to experience the world in the company of a skilled friend.” Rabbi Bob Levy, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
“Each year a new mountain bike adventure in Israel”
Amir Rockman provides first class service from the time I arrive in Israel until I leave. Stuart Zemel Bellingham, Washington USA
It keeps getting better. Each of the last 10 years I have been mountain biking in Israel and this last trip (October 2010) ending in Eilat, was the best one yet. Amir Rockman provides first class service from the time I arrive in Israel until I leave. Each tour is custom made to my individual preferences. Single track riding in Mount Timna was amazing. Never did I expect such terrific riding in such a remote place. I will be back again.
Stuart Zemel Bellingham, Washington USA
"Asaf Rockman at Bike Jerusalem was the most helpful by far"
The bike he rented me was exactly what I expected and perhaps the best mountain/touring bike I have rented in any country.
I emailed countless people prior to coming to Israel requesting help with how to cover various areas on a bike. Asaf Rockman at Bike Jerusalem was the most helpful by far. He emailed me constantly for nearly a month helping plan routes and making sure I knew how to cover my route and was safe. The bike he rented me was exactly what I expected and perhaps the best mountain/touring bike I have rented in any country. It was for a fair price and he delivered it to my guesthouse for a fair price also. He took time to sit with me and explain routes and also made my dropoff very easy for me as well. If you are going to be in Jerusalem and want to cover ground using a bike, email and Asaf@BikeJerusalem.com have them put you in touch with Asaf. You won't regret it.
Jlazar, Chicago, Illinois
"Asaf was extremely helpful and professional"
My girlfriend and I contacted Bike Jerusalem to rent a bike to ride from Jerusalem to Eilat through the Negev. Starting with initial email questions and continuing all the way until we returned the bikes, Asaf was extremely helpful and professional. He gave us excellent advice, helped us configure the bikes to our needs, and was very flexible in adapting to our somewhat unusual plans. He clearly loves cycling and introducing visitors to his country. Based on our experiences, I expect that the Bike Jerusalem city tours and cycling vacations would be excellent.
"Can't say enough good things..."
Eva and Haim Rockman
Haim and Amir Rockman, you guys were great. Can’t say enough good things about all aspects of the tour. The places we stayed in I thought reflected well the places we visited. I really tried to come up with something that you could use to make things better but I couldn’t. So I suppose that says how well things went. Thanks again.” Phil Ruppel, USA
He took us to places we probably never would have gone…
We have nothing but the highest regard for the cycling tour of Jerusalem.
“We have nothing but the highest regard for the cycling tour of Jerusalem offered by Amir Rockman. We were a mixed group cyclists, ranging in age and cycling ability, but Amir’s infectious enthusiasm carried the day. Amir’s knowledge of the city and his ability to move a large group of cyclists safely through it were remarkable. Over the course of our tour, we visited an old Hasidic neighborhood and market, the Russian and German colonies, the prime minister’s residence, the old Turkish railway station, the UN compound and city overlook, the dividing line between old East and West Jerusalem, the Old City, where we stopped for lunch, and an Arab market. Along the way, we developed a much better feel for the city’s layout and geopolitics than we had during previous bus tours to some of the same sites. We were perhaps most impressed, though, by Amir’s low-key style and his deep appreciation for the complexity of the issues that Jerusalem’s old divisions continue to present for the modern world… ” Prof. Jim Pfander, Evanston, IL
“A perfect way to discover Jerusalem”
Amir was a great guide
We stayed very few days in Jerusalem and did a sightseeing-tour on bikes with bike Jerusalem Very, very nice. Amir was a great guide and we could visit a lot of interesting spots within few hours. On a bike you are faster compared to walking, but you experience the environment much more than sitting in a car or bus. You should try it!
“A Great Cycle Holiday”
One of the great cycle tours of the world,
One of the great cycle tours of the world, great scenery, great back-up and support and great food, together with wonderful support, guidance, help and humour from Amir and his team. This is a genuine tour, run by people who really know their business and who are organised. They know the countryside well and they understand the needs of cyclists. I was the back of the pack cyclist among professionals but they always waited. One of the best cycling trips I have had and I have been cycling for over 40 years. If still in doubt - GO.
Polomur, Dublin, Ireland
“A great way to see Jerusalem!”
My husband and I enjoyed our bike tour of Jerusalem with Amir Rockman very much! It was a wonderful way to see Jerusalem, learn more about the history and venture into neighborhoods with a local that we wouldn't have explored otherwise. Yes, there are hills in Jerusalem, but anyone in relatively good shape can do this tour! It was well-planned out and flowed nicely. Amir was kind, helpful and gave us a wonderful perspective on the city. You will see things by bike that you can't see by a tour bus or cab. This tour is unique and highly recommended!
wildflowergirl, Louisville, Colorado