We are Nathalie & Erwan, a French couple living in Jordan.
For our coming vacations, we wish to cycle in Israel for around 10-12 days.
Of course we have plenty of questions to ask in order to prepare the trip.
- First of all : the bikes. We don't have our own bikes in Jordan (only the bags). We are planning to rent some. Our tour will probably start from Jerusalem. There must be several renting places there, but some of you may have one in particular to recommend. Of course we would like to find mountain bikes (because of the low gears) with racks for the bags.
- Then, the route : our idea is to ride down from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, then follow the sea shore towards the North. Any recommended ways ? Any other suggestion ? (We are slow cyclist : ~30Km/day)
- Finally, the train : we will probably not ride back to Jerusalem once we are at the sea level. Our idea is to put the bikes into a train, and to let it carry us up the moutains. Is such thing possible in Israel (taking the train with bicycles) ?
We would have many other questions, but these are the more important ones.
Thanks for your tips.