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Touring Israel on a Bike: The Best One-day Routes

Icon June 25, 2019
Icon By Shai Navon
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Israelis are an active bunch, as reflected by the sheer magnitude of outdoor activities across the country. In fact, for many, physically touring the land and getting to know its natural wonders is an ideological principle – and a privilege. And while you’re more likely to hear about the country’s many hiking trails, Israel is also home to hundreds of bike trails covering 1,300 kilometers of rugged terrain. So, which route should you cycle across during your stay in Israel? We’re surveying the best one-day routes, for your enjoyment and convenience.

Givat HaMoreh Forest Trail – Galilee region

Enjoy a spectacular view of the lush Galilee region as you cycle through 29 kilometers of flora and ancient caves along the Givat HaMoreh Forest Trail. While this route can be challenging, it is also highly enjoyable, especially in light of its panoramic landscapes that span as far as Mount Tabor, Mount Gilboa and the Jezreel Valley. You’ll love pedaling up and down the rolling green hills, and may even find it impossible not to stop for a selfie, or two, or three.

Mount Gilon Trail – Galilee region

If you’re looking for a bike route that is scenic, circular and rideable for all, Mount Gilon Trail is for you! Cycle along this 12-kilometer route located between the Upper and Lower Galilee, taking in the flowers, landscapes and views are your pedal by. And when you find yourself in need of a little rest and respite, there are many areas that are ideal for a picnic pause. All you need to do is figure out how to store your treats while you bike.

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Ayalon-Canada Park Cycling Trails – Central Israel

Choose your adventure from a network of branching cycling paths at Ayalon-Canada Park, one of Israel’s most popular cycling routes. With breathtaking hilltop views, stunning surroundings, accessible archaeological sites and magnificent wildlife, biking along this trail is an action-packed day activity. See who can spot a gazelle first, as you climb hills and speed down runs in an area fit for cycling nearly year-round. And, when the day is done and you’ve out-biked yourself, treat yourself to an iced coffee or ice cream at any of the central Israel or Sharon region eateries located nearby. Tip: you might want to shower, or at least change your shirt first.

Adullam Trail – Judean Hills

Adullam

With its surfaced and dirt tracks, the Adullam Trail makes for an exceptional and an exciting one-day bike route through the Judean Hills. 22 kilometers of physical challenges, scenic sights, archaeological findings, and heritage sites you’ll want to stop and inspect up close. You can even integrate this single-track trail with the adjacent Kanim Trail, for a unique and exhilarating cycling experience. But be prepared to share the trail with the many other cyclists who regularly flock to this popular route, located just south of Route 38.

Timna Park Trail – Negev region

Home to outstanding natural phenomena, attractions and activities that combine breathtaking sights, historical antiquities and adventure, Timna Park is the Negev region’s ideal integration of adrenaline and ancient times. And the Timna Park Trail is no exception. Bike through 14 kilometers of stunning rock formations, bypass the copper mines and immerse yourself in this outdoor museum of geology. The trail itself is easy to bike; your challenge is staying on course amid the many wonders you find along your route.

 

With so many exciting trails from Eilat to Metula, where will you be spending your one day on wheels?

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