Bike Tel Aviv

| July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Ann Goldberg  All Rights ReservedTel-o-fun Tel Aviv bikes

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Tel-o-fun Tel Aviv bikes

Tel Aviv Rentals

Looking for fun things to do in Tel Aviv? Try Tel Aviv rentals, which include bikes of all shapes and sizes. Tel Aviv parks and boardwalks are full of cyclists spinning by, their hair blowing in the sea breeze…

Bike riding is faster than walking, yet slower and more leisurely than driving or taking a Tel Aviv bus.  You’ll get to see areas you’d miss on the main roads and you can cycle through many of the glorious Tel Aviv parks and along the promenade. Weave carefully around the vehicles stuck in notorious traffic jams and you’ll never again face the frustration of trying to find a non-existent parking space.

Bike Tel Aviv

Cycling is good for your health, good for the environment, and a great way to bike Tel Aviv and discover its hidden gems. Tel Aviv’s green bikes, Tel-O-Fun, have taken their model from the popular bike rental companies across Europe.

Ann Goldberg  All rights reservedJaffa's picturesque alleyways

Ann Goldberg  All rights reserved
Jaffa’s picturesque alleyways

Simply go to one of the 150 docking stations around Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa, pop in your credit card, take your pick between ‘daily’ and ‘weekly’ rentals and between over over 5,000 bicycles, and off you go. The one-size bikes are adjustable and suitable for men and women.

The first 30 minutes are free of charge, so after about 20-25 minutes, ride to the nearest docking station to return your bike. You can then stroll and enjoy the area, go swimming, try out a Tel Aviv restaurant, or visit a Tel Aviv museum. Once 10 minutes have passed, you can once again bike Tel Aviv for free for another 30 mintues.

Tel Aviv Map

The best way to plan your bike rides are to print out a Tel Aviv map detailing the cycling paths and docking stations. No matter where you are staying, there is sure to be a Tel-O-Fun station nearby. You can also try Google Maps Tel Aviv and check out the docking stations situated near a Tel Aviv musuem, such as the stations on Haim Levanon Street which are in close proximity to the Eretz Israel Museum and the Diaspora Museum (Museum of the Jewish People).

What to See in Tel Aviv

Ilana Shkolnik  CC BY 2.5The HaTachanah (Old Train Station) Tel Aviv

Ilana Shkolnik  CC BY 2.5
The HaTachanah (Old Train Station) Tel Aviv

If you ride straight into the ‘Tachanah, the newly revamped train station, you’ll find an array of restaurants, art exhibitions, fashion stores, and frequent food festivals.  Next, choose another bike and cycle to nearby Jaffa, leaving your bike in Kedumim Square. You can pick up some information at the Tourist Information Center and take a stroll around the alleyways of the beautiful Jaffa Port. Museums, Judaica shops, and art galleries can be found on every corner and you’re likely to get a glimpse of the artists at work. Enjoy a meal watching the sunset on the Mediterranean and when you’re ready, pick up another bike for your return. Of course, if you’re too tired to cycle home, the joy of this scheme is that you can just pick up a cab or bus, leaving the bike riding for another energetic day.

Bike Tel Aviv: Did You Know?

If you want to get some ideas for sites worth visiting before you rent a bike in Tel Aviv, take a Tel Aviv bus tour to get a sense of the distances, routes, and attractions.

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