Sunday, January 20, 2013

One beautiful Day-Tour of Tel Aviv, Jaffa 20,01,- 2013

The Danish "Mellem Folklig Samvirke" group www.ms@k, all together 11 people (2 boys and 9gils ) joined me as a bicycle guide today on a full-day bicycle ride from Old Jaffa Hostel to Tel Aviv, We rented bikes at Wheel Bee Bike Rentel, uppersite Abulafia Bakery at the clock tower in Jaffa www.wheelbee.com ,which are renting bikes out for NIS 75, 00 for a full day, including a lock and a helmet. The bikes are in good conditions and well maintained.

We started our Tour by bicycling North on the Latayalet at the Sea front  and went to the Port of Tel Aviv and the whole hanger area, which is very alive on a Sabbath and full of people in the resturants and cafees . We made a break at the kind of Farmers Market, offering specialities of food, wine, cheeses and
One beautiful Day-Tour of Tel Aviv, Jaffa 20,01,- 2013

The Danish "Mellem Folklig Samvirke" group www.ms@dk, all together 11 people (2 boys and 9gils ) joined me as a bicycle guide today on a full-day bicycle ride from Old Jaffa Hostel to Tel Aviv, We rented bikes at Wheel Bee Bike Rentel, uppersite Abulafia Bakery www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7388445.stm at the clock tower in Jaffa www.wheelbee.com ,which are renting bikes out for NIS 75, 00 for a full day, including a lock and a helmet. The bikes are in good conditions and well maintained and are mix mountain and hybrid bikes.

We started our Tour by bicycling North on the Latayalet at the Sea front and went passing the American Embassy www.israel.usembassy.gov and the very famous Mikes Place
www.mikesplacebars.com/
 
www.telavivguide.net/.../Tel_Aviv_Port_2006022 and the whole hanger area, which is very alive on a Sabbath and full of people in the resturants and cafees . We made a break at the kind of Farmers Market
www.farmersmarket.co.il/bloge/?page_id=136  offering specialities of organic food, wine, cheeses We desided only to stay there for 10 - 15 minutes but you can easy stay there for 45 minutes or more. We enjoyed one on the spot freshly made juices, pomegranat and lemon, very delicious. We continued to Yarkon River www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarkon_River -, over the bridge close to the power plant. On the other side we went East along the river and past the tennis court and the kayak statiúm and went to the Sportekwww.lonelyplanet.com/israel.../tel-aviv/.../sportek area where a big group of israelies were dancing a traditional Folk dance, which by the years have become quite strong among older as well as young people. We continued to the other side of the Yarkon River and went West again and passed the progressive Synagoge at Beit Daniel http://www.beit-daniel.org.il/ Where we met a very interesting Dutch women who showed us around and showed us the Torah Scroll and and read a bite of the Torah. She have been in Israel for some 59-years, very strong women and nice. We walked around this neighborhood before we enter the Synagoge due to a Bar Mitzva and we enjoyed a very nice lunch at Ibn Gvirol at a cafe restaurant for around NIS 40 - 60 for sandwiches and I had a israeli salat for NIS 36,00 with bread, quite nice. We walked North on Ibn Gvirol back to the Yarkon River and walked East back to the Synagoge. So after the nice meeting with the Dutch women, who asked us Dane if we could hear where she was from and she was quite chocked when we said Holland. There is something about Dutch people and language, you can just hear it.We back- tracked passing the Restaurant on Ibn Gvirol again but this time on the bicycles and continued to Kikar Rabin, Rabin Square to the memoral stone plate of Yitzhak Rabin and the assesination of Yitzha Rabin. Hereafter we contunued to Tel Aviv concert Hall, Tel Aviv’s mammoth Mann Auditorium,www.haaretz.com/.../what-s-all-the-noise-about-at which for years have been going a heavy restoration and is now nearly done and to Rothschield bouleward, in The White City and Bauhaus area. On Allenby, General Allenby we went East towards the old bus station and the area which is up for discussion right now here in Israel, due to its large amont of refugees, from Somalia, Eteriam who some cleams that are Jewish and some not. The is a park there and it is alway busy during Sabbath.

From the Old Bus Staion in Tel Aviv we bicycled to Florentien aream a very hip area and where you can find many Arthist living as well as Cafees Restaurants and bars. Here you can also find Florentien Hostel florentinehostel.com and my friend Raffi, the owner. The group were quite tired so me made a last stop at the Jaffa Railway Station en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Railway_Station which for some years ago have been complete restored and is the oldest in the world. Now there is a kind of Farmers Market here as well. It is well visit during Sabbath.

We bicycled back to the bicycle shop Wheel Bee along the coast and gave in the bicyles after a long and tiring day of around 8-hours and around 30-km. Very nice and a very beautiful day to be on a bicycle in Tel Aviv. I hope to see you all again one day. Thank you to the Danish group for joining the tour.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Helle I am here posting a Tour description for a new 2013 bicycle tour in Israel, which is going to be a mix between History, Religion and a very Scenic tour. Please take a look at the tour below and feel free to contact me at any time for more info.


BICYCLE TOUR TEL AVIV TO EILAT 2013

Join us for an Fantastic 7-days Odessey through the Historical,Biblical and Scenic Israel, from the Metropolitan City of Tel Aviv to the Holy City of Jerusalem,.Expenrice the feeing of descending on a bicycle to The Dead Sea (the lowest point on Earth 423 m. below Sea level) to Ein Gedi and (climb) Masada Mountain ( nearly 400 m high). Bicycling to the City Arad and to Mitzpe Ramon

Makntesh Gadol og Makhtesh Katan ( the Grand Ganyon of Israel).

Bicycling ”down- hill” to Kibbutz Neot Smadar at the Shizafon Junction in the Negev (30gr.2 54 N 35gr. 0 51 E).

Heading East again to the border of Jordan and South to the Timna Park and the City Eilat.( Most Southern City in Israel).



  1. Day, Tel Aviv – Jerusalem. 67,8 Km.
    Meeting at the Old Jaffa Hostel for a short briefing about the Tour at 06;00. Start bicyclinng towards Jerusalem on the road 44 leading straight out of Tel Aviv and joining the trail of Israel (Isra Trail), which we will reach close to the City Modiin and bicycle the rest of the way to Jerusalem ,through the beautiful forest area of Bet Shemesh 30-km. South- West of Jerusalem and enter the Holly City Jerusalem from the South. Here we will bicycle straight to Jerusalem Hostel at Jaffa Road, just a 10-min. Bicycle ride of Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City.After check- Inn we will walk for dinner in the Old City and make a short sight- seeing. Aprox 70,0 km. Stops for lunch and a few breaks for water and snacks. Moderate with some small hills and climb up to Jerusalem from Bet Shemesh Forest.(800 – 900 m.above sea level).

  2. Day Jerusalem – Dead Sea,Graben (Ein Gedi), 81,0 km.
    After breakfast we will meet at 07;00 for a short briefing about the tour and bicycle out of Jerusalem North-East towards The Dead Sea and the boarder crossing to Jordan, King Hussain Bridge. With Jordan on our left side we will bicycle South towards Kibbutz Ein Gedi and Ein Gedi Hostel with the beautiful view of The Dead Sea. This is quite a dessert area so we are going to fill up our water bottles with bottle water. We will check in at the Hostel and see if we are up to take a swim in The Dead Sea. We are going to dinne together and make a short briefing about the tour and the continuing tour the next day.

  3. Day. Ein Gedi – Masada – Arad, Dead Sea. 62,0 km.
    After breakfast we will be on the road again at 07;00 and bicycle Sourth along the Jordan boarder to Masada. 20- km. Here we will take a break and take the cable car up the mountain top nearly 400- meter high. We will spend around 1- Hour on the top and will walk down and continue to the City Arad for the night. After check-In we will enjoy our dinner in the restaurant and make a short briefing about the bicycling day of tomorrow.

  4. Day. Arad – Yerucham - Sde Boker , Negev. 73,3 km.
    We will enjoy our breakfast together and head out on the road at 07;00 to bicycle South through the City Yerucham ( 520 m abowe sea level) and Sde Boker, the City where the family Ben Gurion are burried. (First Prime Minister of Israel)
  5. Day. Sde Boker – Ein Avdat (Canyon) - Mitzpe Ramon.40,0 Km.
    We will get ready for this short day, around 40 km after breakfast and a short briefing at 07;30 and get on the road South with a stop at Ein Avdat National Park .just South of Sde Boker.
    In Mitzpe Ramon we will check- in at the Hostel, City Center. We will take a view of the breathtaking area from above the canyon and bicycle down into the canyon and make a shot ride.



  1. Day. Mitzpe Ramon – Neot Smadar. 87,0 Km.
    Going Down to Eilat, is somehow a right saying in Hebrew because the feeling from now on reaching Eilat is somehow as going downhill. We will bicycle on the road #40 leading from the North to the South, through the Negev, with a few breaks on the way. On our right side we will bicycle along a lower Mountain range with Sinai on the other side. (approx. 15 km away). We will check-In to the Eco friendly Kibbutz in the South Negev, known for its Eco production of vegetables and wine. We will take a look at the winery and the Kibbutz art center.

  2. Day. Neot Smadar – Eilat. 62,0 Km.
    The last day on the road before reaching Eilat. We will be on the road at 07;00 after breakfast and continue down to road #90 along the boarder to Jordan, for heading South to the Timna Park, Here we will take a break and see the park for around 1-Hour and continue together to Eilat.. Here we will check in to Eilat Hostel, with a view of the Aquaba Gulf and Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Sinai (Egypt) surrounding us.
    We will go out for dinner together in Eilat (with or with-out the bicycles ).



PRICE NIS 5595,00 Sheckel. USD 1500,00 EUR 1134,00

Payment: 25 % at sign-up and 75 % full at the start of Tour.

Max. 12 bicycle riders, for more safty on road as well as off.

Language, English , Danish



Bicycle Tour includes following;(Itineraty)


  1. 6. nights in Hostel or accommidations as such..
  2. 6 days of breakfast at the Hostels
  3. Insurrance for the whole bicycle tour, from a known Israeli insurrance company.
  4. Water and fruit on the road.
  5. Fully equiped Mountain Bike, including a bicycle helmet.
  6. Following van, to transport our luggage from Hostel to Hostel.
  7. Pick up bus from Eilat Hostel to brings us back to Old Jaffa Hostel/ around 380 km)



What is Not include in the Bicycle Tour

  1. Lunches and dinners for 7- days.
  2. Other beverages than water on route and extra snacks.
  3. Air ticket to Israel and return ticket.



Contact information in Israel

ADVENTURE TOURS and EQUIPMENT

13 Amiad Street Tel Aviv, Jaffa Israel

Tony Bruun Madsen

Cell: +972 (0)54 311 9004

e-mail; adventure.equipment@gmail.com


    Update: Jaffo 08.01. 2013




Sunday, April 29, 2012

OUTDOOR AND BICYCLE EQUIPMENT

I am really commited to the OUTDOOR WORLD and is trying to supply adventure people with high quality outdoor equipment, such as

1. OBOZ BOOTS, backpacking and trekking boots from the USA. http://www.obozfootwear.com/
2. GOLITE clothing, backpacks and sleeping bags from the USA. http://www.golite.com/
3. Nordisk tents, backpacks and sleeping bags from Denmark. http://www.nordisk.eu/
4. Aarn packs from New Zealand. http://www.aarnpacks.nz/

I am also dealing with running and bicycle equipment

5. NEWLINE running and bicycle clothing from Denmark. http://www.newlinesport.com/
6. Principia bikes from Denmark. http://www.principia.dk/