Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Israel 

Planning an Israel tour? Great weather and a rich variety of terrain, make mountain biking and cycling in Israel a great way to get off the beaten track. Ask Zack Shavin, veteran Israel guide, about exploring the Judean Hills or taking a bike ride tour through Jerusalem or Tel Aviv!

Mountain biking the Israel Trail in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem

Cycling along the Israel Trail near Jerusalem

Mountain bike the Israel Trail
Sections of the national Israel Trail are in the process of being adapted for mountain biking as well. Beginning at snow capped Mt. Hermon in the north and extending 850 kilometers to the Red Sea in the south, the Israel Trail winds its way through areas of great natural beauty, historical, and biblical interest. You can even add to your Israel tour a day ride out of Jerusalem!

Sataf biblical terrace farm outside Jerusalem

Sataf biblical terrace farm southwest of Jerusalem

Mountain bike the Judean Hills
Situated in the Judean Hills southwest of Jerusalem, the Judean Hills Trail is part of the national Israel Trail.  It begins at moshav Mevo Beitar, situated 774 meters above sea level, and ends at kibbutz Beit Guvrin at 250 meters. The 40 kilometer ride is challenging, takes about 6 hours, and traverses forests, rolling hills, and sites of biblical interest such as the Elah Valley where the David and Goliath story unfolded.

Contact Zack Shavin
Interested in doing some cycling or mountain biking while on tour in Israel? Contact Zack Shavin, veteran guide & biblical archaeologist at Land of Israel Tours.