With acknowledgement to our friends at LoveLoveIsrael
With acknowledgement to our friends at LoveLoveIsrael
Israel is hosting the opening three stages of the 101st Giro d’Italia in May 2018. The ‘Big Start’ in Israel will be the first time that any of cycling’s three ‘Grand Tour’ races; Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana has been held outside Europe.
176 of the world’s top cyclists will begin the race with three stages in Israel, before a further 18 days of racing across Italy, culminating in a finish in Rome.
Commencing on May 4, the race will begin against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City. Over the following two days, the competitors will ride from the North of Israel to the tip of the Red Sea, taking in breathtaking views from start to finish. The ‘Big Start’ will comprise of three stages of the Giro d’Italia:
• Day One will see riders begin the race against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s iconic Old City on a 10km time-trial tour of the city.
• Day Two will begin in Haifa, then passing through historic Acre and Caesarea, before riders head to the finish line on Tel Aviv’s beachside promenade, totaling 167km.
• Day Three begins in Beer Sheva and takes in southern Israel’s most dramatic scenery including the breathtaking Ramon Crater, finishing at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, totaling 229km.
The first inter-city stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv is 167km long and will take place on Saturday May 5. Following the start, the route undulates around Acre and includes the first GPM (KOM) to find the best climber of the 2018 Giro in Zikron Yakov. The second part of the route is substantially flat on wide roads, with the last few kilometres within the city of Tel Aviv and the finish line on its iconic seafront.
Closure of Highway 2 in the Giro d’Italia Race in the Sharon Region
As part of the preparations by the Israel Police for the security of the Giro d’Italia race, on Saturday 5/5/18, Highway 2 will be closed in both directions from 13:00 to 19:00.
Entrance to Road 2 from the following localities will not be possible at the following closing hours:
Beit Shean, Giv’at Shapira, Avihail, Netanya, Wingate, Beit Shean, Hofit, Kfar Vitkin, Beit Herut, Ga’ash, Shefayim, .
Drivers are asked to obey police orders and use alternative routes
ISRAEL’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
We posted about what is going on in Netanya for Yom Haazmaut 70, but with Independence Day festivities around the country you have plenty of options to pick from, so click here for up to date information with 2018 flyover (Matas) times, free Heritage sites and museums, great ideas, beaches, shows and more!
Have a great one!!!
What an amazing country we have!!
Once again our friends at Love Love Israel have produced a jam packed list of great days out in Pesach.
For the full list – click here.
With the Pesach holidays coming up, and summer not far behind, you may wish to travel further afield !
If so, the Children’s Museum has a varied selection of events and exhibitions for children (and adults) of all ages. Booking is required, so please see the website (English available) for more detailed information of all that is on offer there click here :
241 Sderot Yerushalyim, Holon +972 3-650-3005
Highly recommend by our friends at Love Love Israel : loveloveisrael.com
Throughout February 2018 the northern area of the Negev has a plethora of stunning red Anemone flowers and is therefore aptly named ‘Darom Adom – Red South’. The whole area is wonderful for hiking, picnic-ing and of course, admiring the beautiful Anemones – also known as Calaniot – the national flower of Israel.
There are many free activities, and special emphasis this year will be on Israel’s 70th Birthday with historical tours in the area. For more information visit their website – www.habsor.co.il
The Iris reserve is south of the city, close to the beach, and is one of only two places in Israel where you can still see the colorful bloom of rare and impressive flowers that grow in Israel. The irises bloom in February – March and attract visitors from around the country who come to see them in bloom. The area has mainly sandy paths and one can see not only the irises (which are deep purple in colour) but also occasional red Calaniot – the national flower of Israel.
The reserve can be accessed from Ben Gurion Boulevard, or the pedestrian bridge near to the Winter Park.
Netanya Municipality works hard to preserve and enhance this reserve to ensure the survival of one of the rare flowers that grow in Israel.
A Sukkah equipped with the four species will be open to the general public during the holiday in the new Independence Square.
Yaron Carmel in a great folk dance celebration of all times, Saturday 7.10, New Independence Square, 20:00
Monday – Tuesday, Chol HaMoed Sukkot, October 9-10
Between the hours of 18: 00-23:00 in the new Independence Square
Enjoy a wine tasting fair of 25 boutique wineries made in Israel. Cheese delicacies, quality breads and pastries, artist performances, an elegant atmosphere and more.
Samba Du Bon band, Compact Jazz band
The “Keys” group, Arkadi Duchin Live
An unlimited tasting cup for only 35 NIS. For ages 18+. Children up to age 10 accompanied by an adult
Experiences of “water and fire”
Water activities and soap bubbles for children, guided tours of the museum exhibition, and watching the well working and drawing water: 9:45, 10:45
“Water and Fire” juggleries with stage artist Nitzan Hess, inspired by the story “The Story of the loss of the princess” / Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.
Entrance fee for children aged 4 and up. Details and tickets can be found at www.planetanya.org.il or by telephone. 09- 7485760
Sunday, 08.10, Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.) 09:30 -12:30 at the cost of only 10 NIS per child
“And you drew water with joy”
An experiential family tour on the subject of “water” throughout Netanya
On Monday, 09.10, we meet at the Museum of the Well House (17 Sokolov St.), 9:30 -12:30 at a cost of only 15 NIS per participant.
The number of places is limited!
Details and registration by phone: 09-8329940, 09-8826332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Israel Property Care and IPC Vacation Rentals welcomes to Netanya and to Israel the athletes (and their family and friends) and wishes them every success for a fun, enjoyable and exhilarating 20th Maccabiah Games.
During the 20th Maccabiah Games, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition.
Held every four years, the multi-sport competition is the world’s third-largest sporting event. From July 4-18, 2017 the Maccabiah Games will have the added significance of coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the reunification of this year’s host city, Jerusalem.
From 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
At the Schwartz Home Stadium, Poleg Beach
To see the complete schedule of games, go to the Netanya website:
Entrance is free
Everyone is invited!