Israel is full of wonder-filling culture, history, and geology, where many roots of western civilization are clearly evident. It is where the Torah and the Bible were lived, and is a great place to celebrate or dream. This quiet route will immerse you in exciting archaeology and carry you through green valleys, pine forests, and the Negev desert. You will explore caves, hear epic tales, and learn about Jewish, Greek, Roman and Christian history. Beginning your adventure with an informed introduction to the sites and sounds of Jerusalem, you will then see David and Goliath’s field of battle before riding into the Judean desert in Arad and on to the Roman fort at Masada. You will see stunning views of the African Rift Valley, the Dead Sea and the Mountains of Moab. You will float in the Dead Sea, and will see Israel's largest national park.
Finally, you will descend to the shores of the Red Sea, getting glimpses of the Sinai Desert, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, stopping to explore the Red Canyon and other secret places. You will finish riding in Eilat, where you can enjoy beaches, warm water, and world famous scuba diving. You may continue to Egypt or Jordan, both just a short trip away. This adventure will let you experience fascinating new and old world pleasures. The lodging ranges from luxury hotels to humble kibbutz guest homes allowing you proximity to remote hidden treasures. You will be pleased by the wonderful people and magical places, and may deepen your understanding of the marvellous complexity of Israel.