FTW 2007 ITINERARY - DRAFT
Friday 6th April
By 5 pm
Arrive Syria (Aleppo International Airport – not Damascus)
Register on arrival at the Areeba FWT 2007 desk at the airport to register and for transfer to hotel.
Passport and admin check - by ??
Preparation of bikes and equipment
Welcome to Syria dinner in Tourning Restaurant in Aleppo, followed by a general ride briefing by Detta and Fares.
Country coordinators to arrange arrival*
Cycle in Aleppo (30 km)
Organised tour to Aleppo Citadel and Souk (on foot)
Dinner at al Wali Restaurant
From the hotel to the Citadel. Photo opportunities en route. 1 pitstop close to the citadel. Return to the hotel via different route*
Sunday 8th April
Breakfast at hotel
Buses to Baghdad Train Station
FTW train to Lattakia
Lunch on train
Arrive in Lattakia (after 3 hours)Drop luggage in trucks (40 km)
Cycle from Train Station to Hotel
Cycle from station to hotel. 2 pit stops enroute *
Dinner at participant expense *
SYRIA - LEBANON
Monday 9th April
Buses from Lattakia to Beirut. (20 km)
Cycle in West Beirut
Official welcome at UNESCO
Tuesday 10th April
Cycle from Beirut to Sidon
Wednesday 11 April
Cycle from Sidon-Sour
Overnight Sour in camp
LEBANON - SYRIA
Thursday 12th April
Buses to Qana, Bint Jabel for area tour.
To Damascus by bus
Group meeting and chat at Cham Palace Hotel
Conference at Cham Hotel to be coordinated by Areeba and Middle East coordinators*
SYRIA - JORDAN
Friday 13th April
Buses to Amman
Cycle in Jordan. Route TBC
JORDAN - PALESTINE
Saturday 14th April
- Crossing point closes 1.30 pm -
Arrival in Jericho. Welcome and lunch with dignitaries and women leaders.
Afternoon: international conference will be held by International, Israeli and Palestinian Women in support of the cause of Peace and Justice.
Dinner and overnight in Jericho
Sunday 15th April
Bus tour around the major land marks of Jericho
10.30 am Travel Jericho to Abu Dies -bus
11.30 am Arriving Abu Dies
Cycle around Abu Dies (A Jerusalem Suburb that have been heavily impacted by the Wall.
Lunch in Abu Dies
Travel to outskirts of Bethlehem - bus.
Cycle into Bethlehem.
Reception in Beit Sahour followed by dinner with the local community members mainly women
Overnight in Bethlehem
Monday 16th April
Early breakfast followed by a visit to the Church of the Nativity.
10.30 am Ride to Jerusalem.
Welcome to Jerusalem followed by lunch hosted by Women’s organisations.
Cycle back to Bethlehem.
PALESTINE – JORDAN
Tuesday 17th April
Return to Amman by bus
Action plan conference*
Wednesday 18th April
Departure (Amman airport)
Country coordinators to coordinate departure*
* notes for the day