Pre-Ride Northern Ride and Tour

Explore Northern Israel

Evening of Saturday, October 28 – Morning of Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hagoshrim Hotel and Kibbutz

The Israel Ride is offering a great new way to see northern Israel before the Israel Ride starts. Ride your bike through some of the most beautiful scenery in Israel or hop on a bus with one of our fabulous Israel Ride guides to explore the ancient sites and natural wonders of northern Israel.

All participants stay in the picturesque Hagoshrim Hotel so friends and families can ride or tour, and still relax together for two full days and three nights.

Our 2-day bike ride will include steep climbs to the Golan Heights, and breathtaking descents to the Kinneret, plus we’ll ride through agricultural lands and nature preserves of the Hula Valley. The 2-day ride is intended for experienced riders looking for a new challenge. See the routes on RideWithGPS here.

Aerial view of Hagoshrim

Our 2-day bus tour will show you northern Israel from a new perspective: whether meeting with local residents of a Druze village, hearing about the environmental challenges of the Hula Valley of the area, or learning new stories about the ancient cities of Tzfat and Qatzrin.

 

Costs

$100 Registration Fee + $880 Program Cost Per Person
Covers:  Round trip transportation, 3 hotel nights (double occupancy), dinners and breakfasts, bike transportation and SAG support (for riders), licensed tour guide & entrance fees (for tour participants).

  • Single occupancy: $240 additional

Reserve Your Spot Today

A $100 registration fee is due at the time of registration, and the $880 balance is due by Friday June 16, 2017.

For Registrants after June 16th, the price increases by $100 and the combined cost of $1,080 will be due at registration.

We need a minimum of 30 participants fully paid by June 30th or else the pre-Ride option may be canceled and all fees refunded.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel prior to June 16, 2017 the Program Fee is fully refundable.
From June 17th – September 30th, the deposit and 50% of the program fee is non-refundable.
After September 30th no refunds are available.

Details and Itinerary

Date

Riding Group

Touring Group

The route is suitable for experienced riders only.  Riders should be able to ride 14-16 miles per hours on rolling hills, and there is only minimal SAG wagon support available. Registration is subject to approval  based upon riding ability. The touring group is open to Israel Ride participants and guests. Spend two days exploring the Hula Valley, Sea of Galilee, and Golan Heights with one of our Israel Ride tour guides.
Saturday 
Oct. 28th
Both groups: Bus pick up from a central location in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Overnight at HaGoshrim Hotel.
Sunday,
Oct. 29th
Bike assembly and a quick route briefing after breakfast

Ride: 53 miles –  2,200 feet total climbing
Ride from the northern Galilee south through the Hula Lake Park, the Hula Valley, and finish at Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee .

Lunch will be along the route. At the end of the day riders will take a bus back to HaGoshrim, for dinner and overnight.

Tour: Hula Valley and eastern Galilee

Stops will include the Hula Lake bird sanctuary (during a major bird migration), a visit to the mystical city of Tzfat, and ending the day at the Roman-era synagogue in Capernaum, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Lunch will be along the route. Dinner and overnight at HaGoshrim Hotel

Monday,
Oct. 30
Ride: 65 miles 4,700 feet total climbing

Climb up to the Golan Heights, ride past Druze villages and the ancient city of Qatzrin. Descend back to the Hula Valley and ride north back to HaGoshrim.

Overnight at Hagoshrim Hotel

Tour: Golan Heights region

Stops will include Tel Dan, an ancient Canaanite city and nature park, lookout points along the Golan Heights ridge line, and Qatzrin, a Roman-period city and home to modern-day wineries.

Overnight at Hagoshrim Hotel

Tuesday,
Oct. 31

Both groups: Bus from HaGoshrim Hotel to Israel Ride Orientation in Jerusalem

Arrive around lunch time. Tour participants will need to go to the bike assembly room in the early afternoon. Riders’ bikes will be transported separately.

Itinerary is subject to change without notice.