Cycle Where
Jesus Walked

Israel Bike Ride
April 8-15, 2024

Tour Highlights

Join Ends of the Earth Cycling as we #PrayPedalRepeat on road bikes in Israel! We’re partnering with Biking Israel so that we can experience on two wheels the land where Jesus walked. Bicycling the Holy Land is the best way to experience the highlights of the Christian sites in Israel. From the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to the winding roads of Galilee, all the way to the crucifixion and resurrection sites in ancient Jerusalem, you’ll bicycle and walk in the footsteps of the life of Jesus. You’ve been reading from Scripture for years – now’s the time to bring the words of the Bible to life.

This six-day, 220-mile ride will take us on a journey around the land of Jesus. We will begin our tour in Galilee where we will ride the Carmel Mountains to the Jezreel Valley. We will transfer to Nazareth where we will see the Church of the Transfiguration. As we ride the Sea of Galilee loop, we will see the Church of the Beatitudes, the traditional mount on which Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. We will also see the town of Capernaum.

After riding round the Sea of Galilee, we will transfer to Jericho where we will ride through the Judean Desert and along the Dead Sea. Along this route we will see the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism, along the Jordan River. We will also be able to swim (or float, rather) in the Dead Sea. Jerusalem will be our next stop. We will begin at the Mount of Olives and will ride a loop around the city of Jerusalem. After the ride, we will participate in a walking tour of the city where we will experience communion together at the Garden Tomb, the Via Dolorosa (a processional route that represents the path that Jesus took on His way to His crucifixion), the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, as well as the Western/Wailing Wall.

Our tour will come to an end as we begin in the lowlands of Judea and climb our way through the mountains. Along this route, we will see the Tel Azekah, which is the battlefield of David and Goliath. At the end of this ride, we will transfer to Bethlehem, where we will see the Church of the Nativity.

On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and cycle through the Holy Land. Embark on the journey of a lifetime by choosing this six-day bicycling tour of Israel! Unlike most Ends Cycling tours, this will not be to raise money for a beneficiary. However, we will have the unique opportunity to intentionally pray for the youth of Israel as we experience this significant and beautiful land.

For Youth of

[CHANGE TO FIT – Our beneficiary, [MINISTRY NAME], has been ministering in [COUNTRY] since [DATES]. Funds raised from this tour will bring more than 300 students who have little-to-no financial resources to the [MINISTRY NAME] summer camp to hear the gospel. Help us meet the needs of these youth and #PrayPedalRepeat for the youth of [COUNTRY].]

Tour Information


Tour Type


We have 5 tour difficulty levels. Learn more.

Arrival Airport

Suggested Fly In: April 8
Tel Aviv-Yafo Airport (TLV)


[MONTH / DAY] at 1:30 PM

Cycling Dates

April 9-14

Indoor Lodging


Our version of "glamping": we provide indoor lodging for pre-orientation and all nights of the tour within the sanctuary of a church along the tour route. Bring your own sleeping bag!

Begins At

Bown Brut Hotel
Kaufmann St. 6
Tel Aviv-Yafo 6801298

Return to Start


Departure Airport

Tel Aviv-Yafo Airport (TLV)
Suggested Fly Out: April 15

Tour Cost

$3,100 - Double Room
$3,925 - Single Room

Cycling Speed

Choose from 4 groups

We have 4 tour cycling group speeds. Learn more.

Funding pledge

None - Prayer and Fellowship Tour

We provide lots of resources to help you reach your funding pledge. Learn more.

Where the money goes

Not to Ends Cycling

There is no fundraising aspect for the youth of Israel. This is a prayer and fellowship tour. This tour is paid for only by those who choose to participate. The deposit of $810 is to be paid by December 1st, 2023. Remaining balance is to be paid by February 1st, 2024.

Tour ItineRary

yes we'll stop for Coffee

Fly into Tel Aviv (TLV) on your own schedule and stay at a hotel at your own expense. We will be meeting on April 9th at the Brown Brut Hotel in Tel Aviv in order to begin our tour together.

Check in to the hotel and refresh. Meet the staff, go over the itinerary and time for Q&A. Bike adjustments. Afternoon city bike tour including the beach promenade, Jaffa walking tour. Dinner opening celebration at a restaurant near the hotel. Breakfast and Lunch on your own.

  • Today’s Ride:  Tel Aviv city tour (Approximately 8 mi | +300 ft) 

  • Hotel: In Tel Aviv – Brown Brut   

  • Included meals: Dinner at restaurant 

Transfer to Caesarea for a walking tour. Ride Carmel Mountains to Jezreel Valley. Carmel Muchraka Church and Lookout. Transfer to Nazareth. Arab Hummus and Falafel for lunch. Visit the Church of Annunciation and Mount Precipice if time permits, visit Mount Tavor – the Church of the Transfiguration. Teaching on the banks of the Sea of Galilee.

  • Today’s Ride: Crossing Israel from west to east (Approximately 43 mi | +3,300 ft)

  • Hotel: Sea of Galilee – Nof Ginosar

  • Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Ride right out of the hotel to visit sites around the sea:

  • The Church of the beatitudes- the traditional “mount” on which Jesus
    delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Tabgha – Miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the fourth
    resurrection appearance of Jesus after his Crucifixion.

  • Capernaum- The town is cited in all four gospels where it was reported to
    have been the hometown of the tax collector Matthew.

  • Picnic lunch

  • Yardenit Baptismal Site

  • City of Tiberias

  • If time permits- Magdalena- the birthplace of Mary Magdalene

    • Today’s Ride:  Sea of Galilee loop  (Approximately 45 mi | +2031 ft)

    • Hotel:  Sea of Galilee – Nof Ginosar

    • Included meals:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Morning transfer 2 hours. The walls of Jericho. Ride the Jordan Valley and along the Dead Sea. Picnic lunch. Qumran National Park – Dead Sea scrolls. Float in the Dead Sea. Transfer to Jerusalem 1.5 hours. Dinner independently in Jerusalem.

  • Today’s Ride:  North to south along the dead sea (Approximately 50 mi | +2323 ft)

  • Hotel:   Jerusalem- Lady Stern

  • Included meals:  Breakfast | Lunch (Dinner independently)

Jerusalem City loop ride. Starting with Mt. of Olives overlooking the old city and Dome of the Rock. Ride in the outskirts of the city to return via the new west Jerusalem. Riding a converted train track today, bike path in the newer part of the city. Back to the hotel for a shower and refreshments. Walking tour of the old city:

  • Lunch at Arab market by the Damascus gate

  • Holy Communion in the garden tomb

  • The beautiful Damascus Gate

  • Bethesda – Account of Jesus miraculously healing a paralyzed man

  • St. Anne’s Church- Restored Romanesque church built by the Crusaders & sought out by choirs for its acoustics.

  • The Via Dolorosa ‘Way of Suffering- joining the many pilgrims on a processional route that represents the path that Jesus on the way to his crucifixion.

  • The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Jewish Quarter

  • The Western Wall, known as the Wailing Wall

    • Today’s Ride:  Jerusalem city loop and walking tour (Approximately 21 mi | +1964 ft)

    • Hotel:  Jerusalem- Lady Stern

    • Included meals:  Breakfast | Lunch (Dinner independently- Recommended in the nearby market)

Transfer out of the city – 45-60 minutes. The ride starts at the lowlands of Judea to climb to the high mountains. Lachish- An ancient Canaanite and Israelite city mentioned several times in the Hebrew Bible. Tel Azekah- David and Goliath battlefield. Bar Giora – Famous lunch stop for cyclists (changing clothes, no showers).

  • Transfer to Bethlehem

    • The Church of the Nativity

    • Olive wood workshop visit

    • Shopping option

    • Farewell dinner celebration at a local restaurant

      • Today’s Ride: Judean mountains ride (Approximately 46 mi | +4216 ft)

      • Hotel: Jerusalem- Lady Stern

      • Included meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Hotel check out. An airport shuttle can be arranged.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

What's Included

Only The Good Stuff

  • 8-Days of awesomeness!
  • Additional guide for Jerusalem walking tour
  • Support van
  • Bus for Group transportation
  • 2 Spare bikes and parts
  • Logistics and safety equipment
  • Custom-built itinerary and ride description
  • Two Daily ride options (routes included here show the long options, shorter ones with strategic transfers will always be available)
  • Daily Briefing with paper maps and GPX files
  • Two personal water bottles to take home
  • Additional guide for Jerusalem walking tour
  • Mechanic in the support van
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Tour guide and manager
  • Parks and sites entry fees
  • Luggage transportation
  • Storage for bike boxes
  • Travel Insurance for April 8 – 15. (Additional days of insurance can be arranged for an additional cost.)
  • All breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 4 Dinners including a restaurant opening celebration in Tel Aviv and farewell in Jerusalem
  • Two personal water bottles to take home
  • Snack breaks with local fruit, treats, ice water, and electrolytes
  • Ends of the Earth Cycling Jersey
  • Ends of the Earth Cycling Israel Bike Ride T-shirt
  • Getting to the starting point. You are responsible for your flights to and from Tel Aviv-Yafo (TLV) Airport
  • Airport transfer
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • International credit card payment fee
  • Bike rental


Bike rentals for the tour duration (main rates do not include bike rentals):

  • Hybrid – $350
  • Road Aluminum – $400
  • Road carbon – $550
  • Hybrid E-Bike – $650

Day in the life of a tour