Useful information – Israel

SECURITY

Israel is considered safe for tourists in all the areas through which we travel. For current UK Government travel advice, check: Foreign Office Website.

DOCUMENTATION

You will need a passport, appropriate travel insurance and your home-country driving licence. Visas are granted to those from the UK on arrival. If not travelling from the UK, please check the status of your driving licence in Israel and any visa requirements.

CURRENCY

The local currency of Israel is the New Shekel. Currency can be drawn from ATMs and credit/debit cards are accepted very widely.

There are currently 4.38 Shekel to the UK Pound.

CLIMATE

Israel has typical Middle Eastern/Mediterranean temperatures. The climate is most comfortable in winter – which is more like a Northern European summer. Summers in Israel are hot and can be very humid at the coast.  

BIKE KIT

On all tours we advise riders to consider their kit in terms of layers. Good quality gear can also prevent a minor spill causing a trip-ruining injury, so we require that you ride with no exposed skin (except your face).

LUGGAGE

Your luggage will be carried on your bike, which will be supplied with hard luggage.
Critical documents should be carried on your body, not strapped to the bike. It will be possible to leave excess luggage/travel bags in Tel Aviv, and to collect it at the end of the tour.

FITNESS

This tour is not physically demanding. If you have any existing medical condition, please consult both Blazing Trails and your doctor before booking.

RIDING SKILLS

While we insist those joining us have a full motorcycle licence, and recommend a minimum of two year’s riding experience, time in the saddle and miles ridden are of more relevance to any motorcycle adventure. We will be avoiding traffic where possible by avoiding major highways, but there may be some aggressive drivers encountered.

HEALTH & HYGIENE

The standards in Israel are on par with Europe and not of any concern.

DON’T FORGET!

To check out our suggested packing list.