|Questions and Answers
Whether it's a family bike tour in Tel Aviv, a multiday group trip of Israel and Jordan or a Christian tour of the Galilee, we will create a unique vacation designed just for you.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Formed in 2008 by two bike enthusiasts with a soft spot for nature, M19819 is not your regular touring company. At M19819, we are convinced that bicycling is the best way to immerse in nature and really travel. While biking, every tour becomes an adventure and every encounter with nature a lasting experience. We also believe that travelling can be done in a fun and sporty manner, while at the same time ensuring that the environment remains unharmed.
2. What is your company's mission?
As an Eco-friendly biking company, we actively work to minimize all harmful office wastes; this is why all our promotional ads, posters, and even our visiting cards, are made from 100% recycled paper. Moreover, we work hand in hand with the Israeli Green Movement offering free guided tours in Israel for eco supporters. All our guided bike vacations offer families and travelers an authentic traveling experience, without the need for renting a car or joining a noisy tourist-group bus. Just jump on one of our top quality bikes and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean landscape, exploring its rivers, mountains, and historic sites in a completely new and non-polluting way.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Active cycling vacations in Israel.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Tomer Zaksenberg - General Manager. After completing his military service as a paratrooper, Tomer stuffed his backpack, took a half-broken guitar, and set out to discover the world. After years of travelling through South America, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Tomer finally returned back home just to start travelling again – now by bike. A self-confessed bikeholic, Tomer’s wheels have carried him through the history-filled Judean Mountains, the pastoral beauty of the Galilee, and the desolate, "great" southern Israeli desert. Lately, He formed a group of 12 cyclists, whose ongoing weekend mission is to complete the famous Israel Trail; a 940km bicycle path that crosses the country lengthwise, from Mount Hermon in the far north to the Red Sea in the south. Tomer is fluent in English and Hebrew and a bit of Spanish.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Israel Classic bike tour - it gives you a good appreciation of Israel in a week and of course, it's lots of fun.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
You are better than my wife, Can I marry you? :)