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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:
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.
This trip is for serious cyclists only.
All cyclists must be confident in riding sportive distances — you will be cycling over 100km most days with frequent climbs (many over 12% gradient) in hot weather, with only limited access to a support vehicle.
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.
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