For a while now, Israel's largest city has been transforming itself into a major European-style city and with the introduction of a bike share scheme last year, it took another step closer.
Its name, Tel-O-Fun, is an amalgamation of the Hebrew words tel, meaning 'hill', and the word for 'wheel', ofun - a perfect match for Tel Aviv!
With year-round warm temperatures and a flat city centre, it is a great place to cycle, especially with over 60 miles of dedicated cycle paths in the city. Whether you're going to the stunning beaches, admiring the Bauhaus architecture or discovering the ancient port city of Jaffa (Yafo), the great value system the ideal mode of transport.
One of the most pleasant circuits one can do in Tel Aviv, especially with kids, is around the Hayarkon Park with its puppet theatre, bird zoo and water park. Tourists can opt for a daily or weekly subscription at 14ILS and 60ILS (£2.20, £9.45) respectively and have half an hour of use for free after which there are relatively small charges for any extra periods of 30 minutes. Just watch out for the carefree drivers!
For more information visit the Tel-O-Fun website.Stockholm, City Bikes Ljubljana, Bicike(lj)