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2004: Biking and Sightseeing through Israel and Jordan

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Location

Israel and Jordan,
International,
Israel and Jordan

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Within its small perimeter, Israel packs in abundant riches, from cherished religious sites and well-preserved archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy Land to Jews, Christians and Muslims, this is where biblical place-names like Jerusalem and Galilee come vibrantly alive. Whether you're in a shrine or on a hiking or biking trail, Israel is a place to renew the spirit. Come join us for this truly extraordinary experience. Jerusalem is its most-visited city with 3.5 million tourist arrivals annually. One of the oldest cities in the world, it is the proclaimed capital and largest city of Israel, if the area and population of East Jerusalem are included. It is a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions-Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and hosts a myriad of historical, archaeological, religious and sundry other attractions. Deep within Jordan's desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, Petra is a giant metropolis of tombs, monuments, and other elaborate religious structures directly carved into sandstone cliffs. Believed to have been settled as early as 9000 B.C., Petra developed into the thriving capital of the Nabataean kingdom. This little-understood Middle Eastern culture ruled much of modern-day Jordan from the third century B.C. until the first century A.D., when it yielded to the rising power of Rome. Our trip is an 12-day journey to these fascinating countries. A balance of biking and sight-seeing will make this trip a memory of a lifetime. The optional Pre-trip Extension is 4 days and will add additional sites to the trip.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $3,825 member / $3,825 non-member
*Includes 10 nights in hotels; most breakfast and dinners with some lunches, high quality bike rentals, English-speaking guides, support car and driver, luggage transfers and water and snacks for riding days. Does not include airfare. The optional Pre-trip Extension cost is $1025 and includes 2 nights lodging, breakfasts, transfers in AC coach, English speaking drivers, high quality rental bikes, support car and driver and all entrance fees.

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Trip Prospectus

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Israel

Activities

Bicycling - Road
Cultural

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



Dick Cable has been an AMC-AT leader since 2007 and has lead or co-led trips to Yosemite National Park, Mongolia, Sicily, mainland Italy, France, Czech Republic, Nepal and many other countries. He is an education programming specialist and teaches spinning and group exercise.

Leader



Joe Thomas has an avid interest in health and fitness which has paved the way to adventure travel. He participated in bike trips through the Po Valley of Italy and the Camino de Santiago in Spain and recently co-led trips to Machu Picchu/ Easter Island and the Puglia area of Italy.