As the summer sun starts to sizzle, keeping a cool head becomes a priority. Jerusalem hot days give way to deliciously cool nights, perfect for taking a stroll to see what the Holy City has to offer. If you find yourself with time on your hands in the day, here are 5 suggestions for chilling out.
If you can’t borrow a bike then rent one at the First Station complex and head out along Park HaMesila – the Train Track Park which follows the winding route of the old train track through Jerusalem for seven kilometres to the Biblical Zoo. The outbound leg is mainly a relaxing downhill journey. At the end of the bike path, cross the bridge to the zoo car park and continue your ride on the dirt road going west. A little work on the pedals and you’ll find yourself at Ein Lavan, where you can bathe in the well-maintained natural springs. If you’re feeling adventurous, continue a little further and you’ll find an ancient mikve (ritual bath) situated next to the track.