Day Rides in Israel
Do you want to cycle during your stay in Israel? Do you dream of climbing the stunning mountains around Jerusalem but don’t know the routes? Do you want to ride gorgeous scenic roads in northern Israel or through the desert at the lowest point on earth?
Do you want to stop off at a winery during your ride? Are you an über cyclist who wants to climb 6,000+ feet per ride or someone who loves the flats? Do you want to ride while in Israel but don’t want to travel with your bike?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes…
Kosher Cycle Tours would love to help you live the dream.
Click here to set up your rides.
If you want to ride, but are worried about family obligations, see our ‘Non-Rider’ tab for a great solution.
- We’ll pick you up at your hotel
- We’ll help you rent a bike of the caliber you’re looking for
- If you didn’t bring cycling kit, we’ll take you to great shops that cater to what you’re looking for.
- We can loan you a spare helmet and water bottles at no extra charge
- We’ll bring nutrition (bars, gels, powder) for the ride
- We’ll bring spare inner tubes in case of a flat
- At the end of the day, we’ll drop you off back at your hotel
- Food stops
- Car (to drive to/from cycling destination)
- Photographer & paramedic on ‘ambucycle’ with licensed weapon
- KCT escort jeep+driver to accompany you as you cycle (in addition to guide on bicycle)
- Professional tour guide to meet you at key sites
Often, a cyclist wants to ride but doesn’t want to let the family down. After all, it may be a family vacation. Don’t worry – We’ve got the perfect solution: Ride with us and meet the family along the way. We’ll coordinate with the tour guide and take you on a route that meets up with your planned tour, so that you can both ride and tour with family.
¼ Day (2 hours): $120*
½ Day (4 hours): $230*
¾ Day (6 hours): $330**
Full Day (8 hours): $420**
Additional charges may apply if Pick Up Location is outside of Jerusalem.
Car (to drive to/from cycling destination): $150 per day
Photographer & Paramedic on ‘ambucycle’ with a licensed weapon: $400 per day***
KCT escort jeep+driver to accompany you as you cycle (in addition to guiding on bicycle): $600 per day***
Professional tour guide to meet you at key sites: $450 per day***
* – Additional time is prorated based on $60/hour
** – Additional time is prorated based on $55/hour
*** – Subject to availability
Would definitely recommend Kosher Cycle Tours. Was a lot of fun. Aaron was a true professional and left no stone unturned. He came well prepared with all the extras and knew the roads really well. I had a great time!
Aaron does some amazing cycling tours around the world and is also the man to contact if you need a good sherpa to guide you around in Israel People don’t generally ask for my thoughts or opionons but damned if that ever stopped me! This guy is the real deal. Also a pleasure to ride with. A real mentsch.
+1000000% if you’re going to Israel and gonna fress like a mensch you better be prepared b4 u go. Make sure you’re signed up with Aaron H’atzadik. There’s nothing like riding in the Jerusalem hills !!
It was a privilege to ride in Israel – the Land of milk and honey – with Kosher Cycling Tours. It’s an opportunity to learn differently about Israel. Aaron knows about the places, geography and flora of Israel. I strongly recommend to ride with Aaron in Israel. Looking forward to ride again in Israel with Aaron.
Thanks so much for guiding me through such an inspirational bike tour through the Jerusalem Hills!
The service was absolutely first class, from beginning to end!
Right from the previous week, the personalized planning, what day and which route would be suitable and tailored to meet the specific requirements that you presented with.
Organizing when and where we would meet, where to rent a high spec road bike, meet up with me at the store to make sure that it was a good fit, supplying me with a water bottle with a lovely drink, energy bars and gels.
The planned route was jaw droppingly gorgeous! Heading out of Jerusalem, the famous forest and passing some wonderful meaningful landmarks such as YAD VASHEM and HAR HERTZL on our way down to Motza /Beit Zayit! Then the first challenge of the day, the accent up Nes Harim, heading to a cycling themed café at the summit and meeting up with some other cycling enthusiasts on the way!
The café at Barbarhar was absolutely delightful with a wonderful cycling atmosphere, felt like any other cycling rest stop in the French or Italian Alps with spectacular views and the Expresso I was treated to was truly scrumptious! Perfectly balanced caffeine hit to get a second wind with renewed vigor!
The second leg down to Beit Shemesh was absolutely electrifying! On a beautifully paved road, being shared wonderfully by cars and bikes alike with an average descending speed of well over 50kph hitting the 70kph mark more than once, but feeling totally safe and secure until we reached our destination, the traffic circle outside the city of Beit Shemesh.
We then had a conversation which would be the best way to head back to Jerusalem, taking into account, how I was feeling, weather conditions, time of arrival and, most of all, what would be most enjoyable for this epic trip of a lifetime!
We decided to go back the same way, pausing briefly at the poignant challenger space craft memorial, following the same route, with a slight variation, circling the town of Ein Karem, past Hadassa hospital, with stunning views climbing back into Jerusalem!
All round fabulously organised by the extremely competent and helpful as well as highly motivated and dedicated team at the KOSHER CYCLE TOURS! Once again, thank you so much for guiding me through such an awesome bucket list experience, will definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested.