Amos Road Club Tour of Palestine 2020

Friday 20th — Saturday 28th March
Solidarity begins on a bike. Freedom of movement is a right that Palestinians are denied. Following the success of the Amos Giro d’Italia protest ride in 2018 and our Tour of Palestine in 2019, we are running our third Tour of Palestine trip in 2020. So grab your bike for an incredible ride.

Amos Road Club Tour of Palestine 2019
Friday 20th – Saturday 28th March

Solidarity begins on a bike.
Freedom of movement is a right that Palestinians are denied. Following the success of the Amos Giro d’Italia protest ride in 2018 and our Tour of Palestine in 2019, we are running our third Tour of Palestine trip in 2020. So grab your bike for an incredible ride.

This is not a normal cycling trip or tour — it’s an experience, an adventure that will shape, stretch and enrich your understanding of Palestine that you won’t come close to duplicating on a traditional cycling holiday. You’ll come away with so much more than photographs.

This journey will take you across the length and breadth of the West Bank; from busy towns to remote villages — through olive groves, agricultural land and sweeping hills down into the desert below sea level.

Cycling from destination to destination, you will get a real understanding of the physical and political geography of Palestine and a deep appreciation of the varied terrain and landscape that the country has to offer. You’ll ride on wide, sweeping roads through hills and valleys, along narrow Palestinian village tracks, through olive groves and rocky outcrops and take in some world class ascents and descents, including the breath-taking 11-mile ride down to Jericho and the Dead Sea.

You’ll also ride through bustling cities — including Nablus and Bethlehem, and have the opportunity to ride into the historic old city of Jerusalem and around the Mount of Olives. Along the tour you will see few, if any, cyclists and you’ll experience the warmth of the welcome from the people you meet — those we are stopping to visit and those who see us on the roads as we cycle past. 

This trip offers more than just a cycle tour through a stunning, historic landscape; each day our rides will take in visits to some of Amos partners and the communities that we support. This will give you a deep understanding of the daily experiences that Palestinians across the West Bank face everyday and the ways they are engaged in projects and activities that build hope and opportunity for the next generation in a difficult and challenging context.

Our proposed route:

  • Friday 20th
    Fly out to Tel Aviv and travel up to Bethlehem to stay at the Alrowwad Cultural Centre in Aida Refugee camp.

  • Saturday 21st
    Cycle to the South Hebron Hills and back up to Hebron where we’ll stay the night.

  • Sunday 22nd
    Tour Hebron in the morning and then cycle back to Bethlehem via Tent of Nations and back to Alrowwad.

  • Monday 23rd
    An early start as we cycle to Jerusalem or get a transfer to Nabi Saleh ride up from there to Nablus. Stay the night and then spend the day relaxing and visiting the circus school.

  • Tuesday 24th
    Cycle the Nablus — Jenin loop and get picked up and returned to Nablus.

  • Wednesday 25th
    Nablus to Taybeh to Jericho where we’ll stay the night.

  • Thursday 26th
    An early morning climb then down to the Dead Sea where we’ll spend the afternoon and then back up to Bethlehem for another night at Alrowwad.

  • Friday 27th
    Join the Palestine Marathon (or enjoy some time off simply watching it) or visit al-Walaja and the Cremisan Valley to see the Amos home rebuilds. Back to Alrowwad for our final night together.

  • Saturday 28th
    Enjoy some time off or squeeze in one final early-morning ride to Jerusalem and then travel back to Tel Aviv and home.

A small group of cyclists riding through the West Bank on a sunny day.

Wait for me! While you will need to be fit, healthy and used to cycling long distances, we ride as a team — no one gets left behind. 

Did someone say Biathlon?
Our Palestine Marathon trip coincides with the Tour of Palestine so there may be the opportunity to join the full or half marathon if the schedules of both trips allow.

Please note that you will need to bring/organise your own bike! Still interested? Then please apply now.



Please click here to find out more about this trip.

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