We are here to make your travel as smooth as possible. Please explore the sections below for various details regarding your international flights, domestic travel, and more.
All participants are responsible for their own flight to Israel – we do not arrange group flights. You should schedule your flights in order to be present at the orientation and the closing dinner:
Plan to arrive in Israel by 8 am on Tuesday, November 5th.
Plan to depart Israel after 11 am on Tuesday, November 12th.
If you are extending your stay in Israel, you can book extra nights at the opening and closing hotels on through Explority.
Note: Passports must be valid for 6 months after your return flight.
At the Airport
During peak landing times in the few days before the start of the ride, we will have a representative meeting you at the airport. Our representative can help you connect with our bike storage company and direct you to ground transportation.
If you arrive outside of this time, you will need to call the storage company after you clear customs and they will tell you where to meet them so you can deposit your bike with their staff. If you arrive Monday evening you will have to transport your bike in a taxi and we will reimburse you the cost.
Getting to Jerusalem
You are responsible for your own transportation to Jerusalem before the ride starts. There are private taxis (about $50) and shared “sherut” vans (about $18) from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem. We notify Riders on the same flights so they can arrange group transportation once in Israel, if desired.
The Israel Ride orientation is held on Tuesday, October 23rd. You need to be at the hotel no later than noon, but your room may not be ready until 3pm. Bike assembly, mechanic assistance, test rides, and optional tours all take place on Tuesday before orientation.
The Israel Ride includes travel back north from Eilat after the ride.
Buses to Jerusalem
If you are heading to Jerusalem, it is often quicker to take a bus. We will book you on a public bus, or if we have enough demand charter a bus for our riders.
Flights From Eilat to Tel Aviv
We can also book you on a domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv. You can choose your preferred flight time on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday after the Ride. You can choose your flight on the “Flights Form” in your Forms Portal.
There are flights throughout the day mostly to Sde Dov, the small, commuter airport in Tel Aviv, although a few each day fly direct to Ben Gurion International.
In Eilat, we will post lists of everyone’s international flights so you can share cabs to the airport (about 20 minutes), and if needed from Sde Dov to Ben Gurion (about 45 minutes).