In the last decade, Palestine has taken off as a destination for cycling enthusiasts of all ages both as a place to enjoy the sport, and as a means to explore the cultural and religious diversity and unique beauties of the Holy Land.
Palestine stands out as an ultimate cycling destination due to its compactness, combining the world’s most important holy sites, tranquil traditional villages, desert wilderness, the Dead Sea, fruit orchards, olive groves and little-known ancient ruins. The political realities created on the ground are unavoidable, and will certainly be thought provoking. The short distances mean that there are changes of terrain resulting in a variety of road surfaces. A support vehicle and local guide accompany the cyclists at all times.
Cycling through Palestinian landscapes allows the traveler to enjoy vivid and diverse scenes, which inspire gratifying experiences that touch the senses and nourish the soul.
The Holy Land has ideal weather for cycling, especially in the months between October and April, when temperatures range between 15C – 23C.
As a pilgrimage destination, the Holy Land benefits from a wide range of accommodation. The preferred choices for Bike Palestine are local home stays Palestinian-run hotels and Bedouin tents.
Palestinian cuisine is typically eastern Mediterranean with a lot of fresh vegetables, fruit and homegrown olive oil.
Palestinians are friendly people, and cyclists can be assured of a warm welcome, particularly in the more remote villages, countryside and Bedouin areas, where the fast pace of modern life has yet to spoil their authentic traditional hospitality.
Ahlan wa sahlan!