Short bikes tour along Tel Aviv coast, Jerusalem holy land tour around and inside the old city, down to the Dead Sea, south to the Arava valley, 2 fast driving days with RZR inside Ramon creator.
מאת: Ofer Ogash
We left the hotel in the morning, and en-route to Jerusalem I gave them a short historic brief from the Biblical times to date about Israel. In Jerusalem we started at Mt Scopus and viewed the Old City. We climbed to a view point on Mt of Olives. On our way to the observation point, I talked to them about the fact that Jerusalem is located on the border of the desert, about the place that Jesus ascended to heaven, and the observation point that explains how it all began. From the time of Abraham that took his beloved son to sacrifice him to god through the 1st Holy Temple built by King Solomon on the same place and to the 2nd Holy Temple built and re-built on the same place by King Herrod at the end of the 1st century DCE. After viewing we walked through the Palm Sunday Road Dominus Plevis and Gat Semane, the beginning of the Agony of Jesus. We then climbed to Mt Zion and visited the upper room and the tomb of King David. We then crossed over to the Jewish Quarter to see the archeoligical remnanats of the Cardo and the very old walls from the 1st Holy Temple period. We continued to the Western Wall and crossed to the Muslim quarter and walked through part of the Via De La Rosa, from the 5th station through the Holy Sepulchre up until the 14th station. We had a nice lunch at the Christian quarter we crossed the market and Damascus gate on our way to the Garden Tomb.
Morning in the Arava Valley is hot! first ride ''feeling'' the RZRs, looking at the map and start driving inside the Negev desert. The Nekarot valley is fast up to the spice trade route. Rising to Katzrha - ruins from the Nabataea period. Lunch near the Nekarot water reservoir. Driving inside the Machetes Ramon (creator), visit the old Nabataea city Saharonim, tea and coffee inside the creator and back to tent - good night (or lets go working...). Night and morning in Machetes Ramon. The second day: Up to Ramon's creator cliff (MALEA NOACH). Along Eilat - Ashkelon pipe-line to Sede - Boker.