This week, the city that never sleeps became the city that never stops riding.
It was an amazing site. Hundreds of bikers of all ages filled the streets of the most hectic city in Israel. All major roads were blocked so we had to park in north Tel Aviv and walk nearly 40 minutes in order to experience this extraordinary and lively day…and it was completely worth it! Bike riders colored the grey buildings of this 102 year-old young city.
Tel Aviv was named after Theodor Herzl’s book Alt Neu Land (Old New Land). For the modern city that they strived to be however, they chose to create a Hebrew version of the German book that represented this new land.
In Hebrew Tel means a hill and archaeological site, representing the old. Aviv means spring, representing the new.
Bicycles have become a popular mean of transportation in Israel and hourly bike rentals can be found throughout the entire city. It’s a beautiful and ecological way to experience the city without the agony of driving and looking for parking.
Succoth is a wonderful family holiday (unless you happen to be a tour guide) and to see Tel Aviv filled with families biking the streets is proof that this city isn’t only for the young. Everyone can find something to do here!
If you’re interested in seeing Israel from a different perspective, how about biking it with Personal Tourism?
Chag Sameach from all of us at Personal Tourism!