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Tour de Israel 2012

  In January we spent 24 days cycling around Israel and the West Bank. It was our first trip to the Middle East and certainly not our last. All along the way we found great cycling, lovely people, great weather and even better food. Click here to see more of our Tour de Israel 2012. Read More »

Petra

Petra; bike touring; jordan; israel

Petra After arriving at Eilat we settled in for a well deserved night’s rest. In the morning we headed out via bus for 2 days in Petra , the ancient red stone city. We booked a bus tour that includes one night lodging in the town of Wadi Musa and even 3 meals to boot! Since we are used to ... Read More »

Jerusalem to Eilat by bike

biking the dead sea; israel; cycling; smiling

Jerusalem to Eilat. 4 days. 320 km. We thought we might never make it. The headwinds seemed to beat on us every inch of the way. Despite a banner first day of descending 80k from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi in about 4 hours, the remainder was brutal. Fortunately the final day had some tailwind in the last half that allowed us ... Read More »

Slow

Slow bike; Bicycle sign in Israel; Cycle touring; adventure travel

Like rolling a boulder uphill. That has been our progress for 2 days along the Dead Sea and climbing up into the Southern Negev desert. In addition to climbing up from the lowest place on Earth (600m below Sea level), a fierce headwind has steadily impeded our progress at each pedal stroke. We have covered only about 70km per day ... Read More »

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