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 3

Ein Kerem

From the source of the Yarkon to Jerusalem.
Apx. 75 Km

Leave Rosh Ha-Ain following road # 444 to road # 443 towards Ben Shemen. From Ben Shemen, head towards the ancient cities of Lod and Ramle. From Ramle, head east on road # 424 through the Ayalon Valley to Latrun. Follow the old “Burma Road” (dirt road) along the rolling Judean hills to Mesilat Zion. Head to the village of Eshta'ol to road # 395 and start climbing to the hills of Jerusalem. Climb up to Ramat Raziel, towards the Sataf springs, descend to the Sorek valley and enter Jerusalem through Ein Kerem.

Off road option- From Mesilat Zion follow the dirt road through the “Bnei Brith” forest towards Mevaseret Zion and take the road to the Sataf, from there, follow the road to Ein Kerem. 

Overnight in Jerusalem. An additional day or two is recommended in order to tour the city.

The Length of Israel - a 7 Day Bike Tour