Carmel market, in Hebrew, Shuk HaCarmel is the coolest of them all. Fruit & Veggies smile at you along trendy cafés, cheese boutiques and chefs’ stalls. If you fancy, you may taste some Bulgarian cheese, at least 8 delicious kinds of olives in different colours and shapes (Oh, how I love olives), salted fish and fresh-pressed fruit or vegetable juice blends (I suggest pomegranate juice). Now time has come for a stopover to taste the most delicious Malabi on earth, just 50 m from Shuk HaCarmel. For starters, Malabi is an exotic Middle Eastern pudding topped with colorful syrup and crushed sweet nuts. On our way to Lewinsky market we will ride through Nahalat Biniamin, a street overflowing with beautiful renovated historical buildings. If you are lucky to ride on a Tuesday or Friday, a Crafts & Arts fair, first of its kind in this country, will be there with all its colours waiting for you to be discovered. Do you wish to indulge in exotic spices ? Lewinsky market, established in the 30’s by Jews from Saloniki, is the address. At this authentic paradise of spices & dried fruit from all over the world, I will invite you to taste nuts and sweets that will make your taste buds dance… Flee market, where Arabic old ceramics meet trendy clothing designer shops. Where Persian carpets pave your way on sidewalks, while you indulge into homemade ice cream. Where you can find a 70 year old telephone, vinyl long plays and old photos of your great-grandparents from Berlin or Bagdad. Unique pieces sold by unique characters who paint Jaffa’s flea market scenery. You can relax and have a cup of coffee sitting in one of the many Vintage cafes that serve Parisian delicacies with exotic aroma while you watch everyone walk by.
Impressing tour to a special place in Israël.
Nadja was our excellent guide, so nice and sweet and helpful, taking care of us like a good Israelian mother ;-).
Her knowledge of Israelian history is fenomenal.
We liked the small group on this mini tour bus, with Wifi on the bus.
Good place for lunch at noon.
Only one complaint : where was the sun that day ??? ;-)
Thank you Nadja for sharing your jacket with me.
We are happy to have chosen this tour.
"I chose the private tour since I had only a couple of spare hours in Israel. I have traveled all over the world, and appreciated Michael kindly squeezing me in for a most memorable and exhilarating tour. It was short and fast, and allowed me to see and feel and learn more than I had experienced before. In the best sense, it was amazing. I often share the story of that trip with friends, and I can’t wait to tour with Michael again."
"I am a very adventurous person who loves tasting exotic food and getting lost in flea markets.
Michael took me through three
completely different kinds of markets in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
I thoroughly enjoyed the salted fish, tasting cheeses and lemon flavoured olives.
The highest point was eating at chef Jonathan Barbie's Tehinaia (a real character).
Mikey is original and spontaneous. I will definitely return for more"
"Being born in Colonia Valdense in Uruguay, where one is surrounded by farms, rivers, horses and sheep, I grew up riding horses and bikes. Because I like the real thing, in Tel Aviv I chose Mikeybikey because he is a true local and not a traditional tourist guide.
Michael showed me absolutely stunning beaches and hidden spots in Jaffa, and I can only say that I thoroughly enjoyed every meter of our bike journey together"
4 months ago-
I had a really amazing tour with Mikey. He is an exceptional guide and a good person. It was so easy to feel comfortable with him. We went through all the lovely areas of Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and all the special spots. He is very knowledgeable of the beautiful city and surroundings areas as well as the history of the area. He obviously loves what he does, this is evident. His enthusiasm shines through. The bikes were great, and if there are technical issues he is well equipped to sort them. He gave us some surprises along the way. I was sorry that this tour had to come to an end. I will definitely be back, possibly to do the tour of Jerusalem he offers. I highly recommend Mikeybikey and I give this man and his tour full marks, for everything! Thank you Mikey, see you again soon!
Great tour around Tel Aviv. Really enjoyable afternoon learning all about the history of Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Plus some tasty stop offs on route. Would definitely recommend
Had a lovely morning tour around Jaffa and parts of Tel Aviv. Extremely interesting with lots to see and some excellent photo opportunities. As an added bonus we bumped into Uri Geller outside his Museum and had a chat. Also an impromptu coffee and chat with Israeli fashion designer Betty Eldad outside her studio. Thanks to Mikey for introducing us to some fantastic ice cream at Anita. Highly recommend one of Mikey's Bike tours for anyone visiting Tel Aviv or even his new tour of Jerusalem.