|From Jerusalem to Eilat over 8 days, 7 nights, this guided bike trip takes you along the Dead Sea, through a descent at the Ramon Crater and across the Arava Plains to arrive in Eilat on the Red Sea.
Day 1: 18:00 meeting at your hotel near Jerusalem for introductions, technical briefing, and dinner. Lodging: Kessem HaDafna, Ein Karem, Jerusalem.
Day 2: Walking in Jerusalem. Tour the highlights of Jerusalem and visit the City of David. Lodging: Same as Day 1.
Day 3. Cycling: 30 km/19 mi. of cycling; one medium ascent (4 km/2 mi. 200 meters vertical); the rest flat or descent. Transfer from Jerusalem (elevation - 800 meters) to the flat land (250 m ASL). BL
Lodging: Hotel in Arad.
Day 4. Cycling: 60 km/37 mi. flat or descent; 2 hours in Masada on foot; 2 hours at Mount Sodom by foot. Optional: 67 km/42 mi. of cycling including the great descent from Arad to Ein Bokek - 22 km downhill! BLD
Lodging: Country inn.
Day 5. Cycling: 134 km/83 mi. Flat morning and a very hilly afternoon. BLD
Lodging: The Ramon Inn, Mitzpe Ramon.
Day 6. Cycling: 83 km/52 mi. The mountains of the Negev and across the desert. BLD
Lodging: Kibbutz Ketura or Kibbutz Lotan.
Day 7. Cycling: 60 km/37 mi. BLD
Lodging: Royal Beach or Le Meridien.
Day 8. Snorkelling, transfers and farewells.
US$3745, per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, luggage handling, van and guide support, maps and route notes.
Route notes: A moderately easy ride, punctuated frequently with interpretive stops.
Advanced riders may pursue longer options and challenges.
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*More trip dates: Dec. 14-21, 2008; Jan. 11-18; Feb. 15-22; Mar. 15-22; Apr. 19-26; Nov. 22-29; Dec. 13-20, 2009.
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