Difficulty

How difficult will it be?

You will need to be reasonably fit to take this tour. There are some long uphill stretches that will tire even the most experienced cyclist. Fortunately, these are few and far between. There will be a support vehicle at all times to take you and your bike on-board if the going gets tough.

Day 2:
Jenin to Nablus: 40 kms

A mixture of up and downhill.

Day 3:
Nablus to Taybeh:  40 kms

A few gentle hills to start with then one difficult uphill.

Day 4:
Taybeh to Jericho and the Dead Sea:  45 kms

This section is easy -  mostly downhill.  Cyclists pass through the hills overlooking the awe-inspiring Jordan Valley.  Jericho is 300 meters below sea level and is warmer than other locations.

Day 5:
Jericho to Mar Saba

Set off from Jericho by bike. Uphill for a while, but not too difficult. Then a long stretch of level road passing sand dunes. Disembark from bikes, and walk across the desert to the Greek Orthodox Mar Saba Monastery. A pleasant walk taking approximately 3 -4 hours.  Water and sun-block needed. From Mar Saba, the mini-bus transports the cyclists back to the hostel in Beit Sahour.

Day 6:
Wadi Sa’ir to Hebron:  25 kms

Mini-bus to Wadi Sa’ir, and then cycle to Hebron. An easy day cycling along a beautiful secluded valley.

Day 7:
Bethlehem to Jerusalem

A short ride. Shallow hills.