The preliminary itinerary of the 2022 FIDF Ride Israel is subject to change due to IDF and security approvals, weather conditions, Covid-19 updates, and other unforeseen circumstances.
The 2022 cycling routes were designed by Roy Goldstein, two-time Israel Cycling Champion and former Israel Cycling Academy Member. Roy will be joining us on our journey throughout Israel, pushing us to limits…or enjoying a good laugh along the way.
There will be two daily routes available for participants. Every morning you will have the opportunity to ride in the desired level you choose for that day. Each group has its own unique elements, designed to provide riders of all levels with a challenge and sense of accomplishment.
This ride is recommended for long distance (>50 miles) and/or multi-day (2+ consecutive) experienced riders. There are some challenging elements, and it is highly recommended to prepare and train for the ride.
There will be opportunities along the route for bus transportation and rest. There is also the opportunity to rent an E-bike or attend as a non-rider.
Every morning riders will enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to departure for the day. Each riding group has its own support team of lead riders, sweep cars, rest stops, and medic. There are rest stops up every 15-20 miles, including one longer lunch stop. Food (often dried fruit, nuts, granola bars) and energy drinks are provided, plus sunscreen, water and shade. Our cycling tour guides will also teach about the history of the region and the group will have the unique opportunity to visit IDF bases along the way.
Post ride, participants can enjoy free time at the hotel, nightly group dinners, FIDF programming and a briefing about the following day’s routes.
Sunrise is around 6:00am and sunset is around 5:00pm
We will meet in Tel Aviv (time and location TBD) to load your bike and transport the group to the hotel. The drive south will include a short stop. Upon arrival to the hotel, our support team will be available to help participants assemble, check and test ride their bikes. We will end the evening with a welcome dinner and orientation for the week ahead. Get excited to ride!
Overnight Accommodations: Queen Sheba Hotel, Eilat