Pre-Israman Tour- Jan 20th 2019

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Overview

Do you love triathlon? Have you thought of participating in the Israman Triathlon in Eilat, but don’t want to worry about the logistics? Want to check out the course before you race? Worry no more – just register for the race ,and we’ve got the logistics taken care of for you, so you can have your best race.

Checking out the course prior to the race is extremely beneficial when it comes to alleviating pre-race nerves.
We’ll give you the opportunity to swim the half iron distance course*, and to take note of any landmarks or objects on the shore that might help you with sighting.

When we check out the bike and run courses, note the uphills and downhills, any potholes you want to avoid, off-camber corners, and wind direction at various points of the courses. Also, scope out the finish taking note of where you might want to start your sprint and how you plan to do so.

Level: Triathlon

*Weather permitting, and as long as the authorities haven’t closed the area.

TRIP ITINERARY

Welcome to Day 1 of the Kosher Cycle Tours Pre-Israman camp. As people will be joining the group based on varied travel schedules, we’ll have various meet up points and times. Feel free to email us so we can best assist you with your planning.

For those joining us in Jerusalem, check-in begins at 3:00pm.

For those arriving at Ben Gurion, pickup from airport will be 5:00 pm. We will then drive to Jerusalem. FYI, sunset is 5:03, so make sure to daven mincha before leaving the airport.

7:00 pm – Ma’ariv and dinner

After an early Shacharit at the Kotel, we’ll have breakfast at the hotel, and then head out for a ‘up to’ 10 kilometer run. If 10 kilometers seems too much, don’t worry. You can hop into the support vehicle whenever you want.

We’ll check out of the hotel by 10:00 am and drive down to Eilat. Following hotel check-in and lunch, we’ll have a mechanic check any bikes that need it.

If you prefer to arrive at Ben Gurion Monday, that’s great too. We will arrange for you to fly down to Eilat* straight from Ben Gurion. We’ll meet you at the airport and get you to the hotel.

*airfare not included in tour price

After 6:00 am Shacharit and breakfast, we’ll head to the Israman swim course and swim the half distance – 1.9 kilometers. For those interested, we’ll then bike the first 53 kilometers of the Israman bike course. Of course, you can do more or less of the course, or none at all. We’ll drive the rest of the course so you can learn its contours.

Today is another early start. 6:00 am Shacharit, followed by breakfast. For those interested, we’ll head out for a 5-8 kilometer run. Later, we’ll get our Israman bags at Sport Club. Bike maintenance at Sport Club if needed.

Later in the day, we’ll head over to the Expo, and see all the great gear available.

Today’s a light day. We’ll have Shacharit and breakfast, and later in the day a pre-race briefing at Royal Garden Hotel. We also have to make sure to rack our bicycles and cycling gear for T1, and T2 bag for the run. ​There will also be a press conference with professionals.

Half Israman begins 6:30am

4:42 pm Candle lighting, followed by Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, and dinner

6:00 am Shacharit
7:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Travel to Ben Gurion International Airport

Dates: January 20 – January 27, 2019

Price : 8,990₪

Israeli residents and citizens add 17%

Non-rider options

This cycling tour is point-to-point and not designed for non-rider participation. If you would like to bring a non-rider and/or fan along, please email us.

What’s included

Food
January 20: Dinner
January 21 – 26: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nutrition and drinks on the training rides and training runs, and race day (we won’t be on the race course itself).
January 27: Breakfast

Support
Transportation from Ben Gurion airport Sunday January 20 5:00pm
Services of our support crew and SAG vehicle during the tour
Transportation to Ben Gurion with bicycles and luggage on Sunday morning January 27
1 Kosher Cycle Tours bike jersey

Accommodations – based on double occupancy
Sunday, January 20: King Solomon, Jerusalem
Monday January 21 – Sunday January 27: Herod’s Boutique Hotel, Eilat

What’s not included

  • Any transportation from Ben Gurion airport other than Sunday January 20 5:00 pm to Jerusalem
  • The Israman race itself or any costs associated with the race itself
    Travel, medical and personal insurance of any sort
  • Rental bikes
  • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar or extra drinks, gratuities

Optional Extras:

Transportation (For those arriving at times other than when KCT is providing transportation)

From Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem: The cheapest and quickest way to get from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem is via the new high speed train. The train arrives at the new Yitzchak Navon Train Station near the city entrance (near the Central Bus Station and Binyanei Ha’Uma). Price: ₪17. Click here for details. Note the high speed train does not operate on Fridays. If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange a taxi for you straight from Ben Gurion to the hotel, let us know. It should cost ₪250-400, depending on whether you’re traveling with a bicycle.

Hotels
If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange sleeping accommodations for dates prior to or after the tour, please let us know. We’d be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

Bicycle Rentals
If you want Kosher Cycle Tours to arrange a bicycle rental for you, please let us know. There is a range of options available. Click here to see the bike course profile.

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