Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:14

Bike Palestine September 2015

The group began its cycling in the northern West Bank town of Jenin where the participants cycled towards the ancient Greco-Roman city of Sebastia which is situated on a hill top. They cycled through the rural areas of Zebabdeh, Sanur and Beit Imrin where beautiful landscape was seen.

Cycling to Nablus was then topped with a tour of the Old City and for whoever wished a relaxing visit at a Turkish bath. Cycling from Nablus took the riders through many rural villages such as Huwarah, Beita, Aqraba, Duma, etc.  The most challenging segment of the cycling is riding up the highest hill in the Ramallah area to Kafr Malek and Dier Jarir, finally reaching Taybeh.  For the cyclists, a visit to Taybeh wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Taybeh Beer Factory.  Cycling to Jericho proved to be the easiest leg of the trip.  The participants visited Hisham’s Palace, Mt. of Temptation overlooking the Jordan Valley and floated on the Dead Sea for relaxation.  A unique day of visiting Nebi Musa and hiking to the Greek Orthodox Desert Monastery of Mar Sab, enjoying wilderness and dramatic landscapes.  From Mar Saba, cycling back to Bethelehm to visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepard’s Field.  From Beit Sahour, cycling to Hebron gave the riders the chance to tour the Old City.  From Bethlehem, through the checkpoint, an easy ride to Jerusalem, where the participants walked through the Old City, enjoyed an alternative political and cultural tour.  

 

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