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Israel Highlights – 9 days and 8 nights (8 riding days)

Women empowerment motorcycle tour

Women Empowerment Motorcycle Tour

At Bikelife Israel we believe that women are strong and deserve more than what is offered to them, especially as riders. Therefore, we specifically designed a motorcycle tour for women only. I said a tour but this is not just another motorcycle tour or for that matter, a tour like any other tour. This is an empowerment tour designed to allow you, the rider, to enjoy riding in Israel while inspiring the riders and giving them special values via meeting past and present female figures who did and still make changes in the society around them. This tour is one of a kind! Don’t miss it!!

Highlights

Akko, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada, Jaffa, Tel Aviv.

Overview

Tour starts/ends

Netanya

Rest days

1 rest day

Route

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.

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What is included in the tour :

Usage of our Yamaha Tenere XT660Z Motorcycle for the whole duration of the tour.

A guide on a motorcycle.

Wi-Fi in all the hotels

Comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycles

Third party liability insurance for motorcycles

Maps, detailed itinerary

Hotel information

All accommodations include breakfast (8 nights)

7 dinners

Airport pickup and drop-off 

Luggage transfers

Entrance fees

Unlimited mileage

What is not included :

Deductible damage up to 2,000 Euro

All services not mentioned as included like personal nature such as presents, food, drinks etc.

Any fines for speeding and other traffic violations etc.

Gasoline

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All riders must have a valid motorcycle license (at least A1).

The tour is based on staying the night before the tour in Netanya and starting the tour in the next morning. If you use your own helmets I will bring the communication equipment to the hotel so you can install it in advance to save time.

The tour is based on having a full day in Israel on the last day.

The tour is subject to change depending on weather, road conditions, travel arrangements etc.

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 not that we are closed from Friday 12:00 Till Sunday morning. Bikes can be returned Saturday from about 40 minutes after sunset.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Sat

Arrival

 Overnight in Netanya

Day 2 Sun

Pick up your bikes and after a short orientation, off we go. We will ride north along the coastal highway to a view point on Mt. Carmel. From there continue north to the City of Akko, a world heritage site on the Med Sea coast. From Akko we will cut east through the upper Galilee along the Lebanese border and winding roads. We will go down towards the Kinneret- Sea of Galilee. Stay in area of the Sea of Galilee. Today we will meet Grandma Gamila from Pkiin – an old Druz who used to make soap at home and now it is a worldwide empire.

Overnight near the Sea of Galilee

Day 3 Mon

We will start the day in Tsfat, meeting a woman who will tell us about a Jewish secret, thousands of years old, to preserve the marriage. Then we will head further north for stunning view so the Hula valley. Depending on the season, our route will take us on a road parallel to the Jordan River. This section is an off-road trail. From here we will ride to a place where we can raft on the Jordan river. A short ride will take us up to the Golan Heights. After lunch in the city of Katsrin we will ride east to Mt. Bental – a high dead volcano which gives an amazing 360 degrees view and a lookout into Syria. From here we will head to a stunning viewpoint of the Kinneret – Sea of Galilee and then go down the winding road that leads to the meeting point of the borders of Israel, Syria and Jordan. 

Stay near the Sea of Galilee

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Day 4 Tue

After spending some time around the Kinneret, including a short cruise on the lake, we will ride to the Gilboa mountain range for a scenic road that winds up and on top of the mountain allowing great views of the valleys around where many biblical stories took place. Then we will head to Beit Shean. After lunch we will ride to Tel Aviv-Jaffa and tour the city.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 5 Wed

In the morning we will ride east to a kibbutz right near the place where biblical story of David defeating Goliath took place and meet with an amazing family of four sisters who created Vertigo an internationally known dance group. On our way to Jerusalem we will stop at Yvel and see how Ethiopian women who immigrated to Israel from remote village learn how to be professional jewelry masters and support their families while integrating into the Israeli society. Night out at the Machen Yehuda market. 

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6 Thu

We will start the day with a viewpoint and then do a walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem, a holy place for three religions. We will also visit the Knesset, the Israeli parliament and meet with women who are members of the Knesset. Following that we will visit a center where women volunteer as medics saving lives using motorcycles. We will also visit the Holocaust museum.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7 Fri

We will ride south to the city of Arad at 550 meters above sea level and continue down a stunning road to Masada. Here we will walk up and visit the fortress of Masada. On this day we will also have a chance to ride camels. We will end our day at the Dead Sea.

Overnight at the Dead Sea

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Day 8 Sat

Rest day – optional self-riding/rest. Possible meeting and riding with the female riders of Israel in a famous riders meeting spot.

Stay at the Dead Sea

Day 9 Sun

On our way to central Israel, we will visit a Bedouin city and meet with Bedouin women, Then, we will ride to Tel Aviv and tour the city. Return the bikes in Netanya and go to the airport for the flight home.