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Tel Aviv on Wheels

TEL AVIV ON WHEELS

The best way to get to know a new city is to explore it - and what better way than by bicycle? Over the past few years, the vibrant city of Tel Aviv has moved to two wheels, encouraged by the new network of bicycle lanes and parking areas.  This is great

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Tel Aviv’s Two-Wheeled Traffic

The city is ideal for bike culture as it’s mostly flat, and the four-wheeled traffic is legendary.  Bikes are a great way for residents and tourists alike to move about the city at their own pace. You can get from the calm greenery of Hayarkon Park to central Rabin Square in just seven minutes, about the same as if you went by car!

The long tree-lined central expanse of Rothschild Boulevard boasts a shaded bike path, allowing you to admire the street’s famous Bauhaus buildings as you ride. The renovated boardwalk by Tel Aviv Port and the promenade alongside the sea in Tel Aviv and Jaffa are also attractive cycling locations. Rolling along the bike paths beside the beautiful Mediterranean is one of Tel Aviv’s romantic tourist experiences, especially as the sun goes down and the breeze picks up off the water.

Touring Tel Aviv on Two Wheels

In 2011, the Tel-O-Fun bicycle rental scheme launched in the heart of Tel Aviv. It works in the same way as similar schemes in New York, London and Paris. Tourists and visitors can buy daily or weekly access cards online or at any of the 206 terminals across the city. Swipe the card to release a bike and the city is yours!

Another fun way to get about on two wheels is by Segway. Guided Segway tours of Tel Aviv’s bustling port area, Park Hayarkon’s nature paths, scenic old Jaffa and Tel Aviv’s charming old Bauhaus neighborhoods are available to tourists who want to glide through the streets where bus tours can’t reach.

 

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