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 4

Negev Desert
Negev Desert
Beer Sheva

From the Jerusalem hills to the northern Negev.
Apx. 85 Km

Leave Jerusalem through Ein Kerem and follow road # 386 climbing to the southern part of the Jerusalem hills to Bar Giora. From Bar Giora, turn east on road # 3866 towards Beit Shemesh. From Beit Shemesh take road # 38 across the Judean plains to Lakhish. Enter the ruins of Lakhish and go south on the dirt road leading into the plains of the northern Negev, to the town of Lahav. From Lahav head east to road # 60 and take it south past Omer into Be'er Sheva, the capital of the Negev. 
Over night in Be'er Sheva.

The Length of Israel - a 7 Day Bike Tour