The Length of Israel - a 7 Day Bike Tour

The length of Israel by bicycle

The following route will take you from the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean, around the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, up to Jerusalem and then south to the open spaces of the Negev.

This route is suitable for hybrid bicycles. It is mainly on road, but at some parts, it will leave the tarmac and follow paved dirt roads, avoiding traffic, and getting closer to the sites along the way. The recommended route is on road, unless otherwise mentioned.


Day 1

The Mediterranean
Rosh Hanikra
Akko (Acre)
Carmel Mountain

From Rosh Ha-Nikra to the Carmel. 
Apx. 50 Km

Begin at the Rosh Ha-Nikra border crossing, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the coast through Achziv into Nahariya. Keep following the coastline through the town and head south towards Acre (Akko). From Acre turn inland towards the farm lanes of Kfar Masarik, through the Ein Nimfit nature reserve towards the town of Shefaram. From Shefaram, continue south towards the organic farm Harduf, from there go on the dirt road leading to Nofit. Continue on the road to Rachasim and Kfar Hasidim at the foot of Mt. Carmel. Follow the road into Nesher and climb up the north side of the Mountain. 
Over night at the top of the Carmel (Beit Oren, Carmel Forest, Daliat El Carmel, Haifa).

The Length of Israel - a 7 Day Bike Tour