Pilgrimage on Wheels – A 9 days tour/8 riding days
Pilgrimage on Wheels
2,000 years ago Jesus walked the land here and for a short but very significant time taught and performed miracles. Today, it is still possible to walk in his footsteps but we can do it on two wheels! During the tour, we will visit all of the significant places in the life of Jesus in Israel. From the Annunciation, through miracles and teachings, to the Resurrection. Reading the bible after being at each of these places will never be the same. Each time you read a chapter in the bible or hear a story of the life of Jesus, you will immediately be able to visualize the place and re-create that special feeling of the visit once again. During the visit we will also learn about other religions, the history and culture of Israel. This tour is designed for any rider who has road riding experience and some gravel riding experience.
Mt. Tabor, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Church of the multiplication, Mt. Beatitudes, Golan Heights, Megiddo, Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa, The Holy Sepulchre church, Dead Sea, Masada, Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
1 rest day
About 1,600 km
Daily distance 180-250 km a day
Riding time – about 5-7 hours a day
Most of the tour runs on asphalt and some of it on easy trails.
This tour can be done as a self-guided tour or a group/privately guided tour at any time of your preference if bikes are available. You can also rent a bike and follow the route described here.
Please note that we are closed from Friday 12:00 Till Sunday morning. Bikes can be returned Saturday from about 40 minutes after sunset.
What is included in the tour :
Usage of our Yamaha Tenere XT660Z, Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles for the whole duration of the tour.
A guide on a motorcycle
Scala Rider Packtalk communication system
Wi-Fi in all the hotels
Comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycles
Maps, detailed itinerary
All accommodations include breakfast (7 nights)
Breakfast and dinners at all hotels
Airport pickup and drop-off in case the whole group come together
What is not included :
Deductible damage up to 2,000 Euro
All services not mentioned as included all items of a personal nature such as presents, food, drinks etc.
Any fines for speeding and other traffic violations etc.
Any tolls incurred while using highway.
Akko, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Caesarea, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada, Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
Day 1 Sunday
Overnight in Netanya
Day 2 Monday
Pick up your bikes, have a short orientation, arrange your gear and off we go. Ride north along the coastal highway to Haifa for a viewpoint and then head east to the village of Cana to visit the Wedding church, the place where Jesus performed his first miracle. A short ride will bring us to Nazareth. Here we will visit the church of Annunciation, where Mary was told that Jesus is going to be born. Our next leg of the ride will bring us to the Sea of Galilee, Kinnert.
Overnight at the Sea of Galilee.
Day 3 Tuesday
Today we will follow Jesus around the Sea of Galilee visiting the places miracles were performed, the place Jesus asked Peter to be the rock upon which the church will be built, the place of the miracle of fish and loaves, Capernaum and Mt. Beatitudes. Then we will ride to Golan Heights for some stunning roads and views. After visiting one of the most beautiful sports in Israel – a viewpoint of the Kinneret, Sea of Galilee, we will ride down the winding road that leads to the meeting point of the borders of Israel, Syria and Jordan.
Overnight at the Sea of Galilee.
Day 4 Wednesday
After an optional short cruise on the lake and a visit to the Baptismal site of Yardenit, we will ride to the Gilboa mountain range for a scenic winding road that and on top of the mountain we will have a great view of the valleys around where many biblical stories took place. Then we will head to the Megiddo, site of Armaggedon. From here we will ride to on to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 4 Thursday
We will start our day with a viewpoint on Jerusalem and the walk through the old city, along the Via Dolorosa, the Holy Sepulchre church, the Western Wall and other parts of the old city trying to understand why Jerusalem is so important for the Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Mt Olives viewpoint
Old City tour
City of David (depending on the season)
Israel museum- 2nd temple time model/Shire of Books
Machne Yehuda market
Holocaust museum (2 hour) (at the end of the day.
Lunch in the old city or in Machne Yehuda if possible
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 5 Friday
Today we will ride all the way to the lowest point on earth. We will ride through the area where Jesus was tried by Satan for 40 days and make a short stop on the banks of the Jordan river. After riding along the Dead Sea, we will ascend to the city of Arad and the ride down a beautiful desert road towards the world heritage site of Masada, a 2,000 year old fortress. After the visit to Masada we will descend to the Dead Sea.
Kasr El Yahud
Overnight at the Dead Sea area.
Day 7 Saturday
Rest day at the Dead Sea. Self-riding in the area is optional.
Day 8 Sunday
In the morning we will ride to the Nabatian city of Avdat and learn how the people who controlled the incense trade for centuries lived in the desert. Then we will ride to Makhtesh Ramon, a unique crater like phenomenon, one of only 8 in the world.
In the afternoon we will make our way to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 9 Monday
Today we will visit the old city of Jaffa and some parts of Tel Aviv. Depending on the departure flight, we will either return the bikes and go to the airport or visit another site before returning the bikes and going to the airport.
Extension is possible