Sde-Boker to Eilat along the Israeli National Bike trail

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8 Day(s)
320 Km
avg 40 Km
Guided

8-Day Mountain Bike Tour in the most beautiful desert of Israel.

Ride from Sde Boker to Mizpe Ramon via Nahal Zin and The old Nabatian city of Avdat. Then Mizpe Ramon to Machtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater) - one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in Israel. The day's trail, about 40 km long, passes along the edge of the makhtesh and along a section of an ancient Nabatean trade route, known as the 'Spice Route', was recognized in 2005 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Makhtesh Ramon to Zofar the ride follows the path of the nomadic merchants who led camel caravans laden with incense and spices thousands of years ago. Another short section of the long 'Spices route',
Riding along Wadi ardon with its colorful sands and then Nekharot wadi with its relatively tall walls.

From Zofar to Paran the ride goes through varied topography and wide-open landscapes including the desert’s largest wadis – Ashosh and Paran. Then to Yahel riding through the heart of the Syrian-African Rift. Relatively long riding day, mostly flat via the savanna scenery of the Arava Valley. We will be accompanied by the Edom Mountains on the other side of the Rift (and the boarder)

From Yahel To Shaharut we are combining 2 sections of the trail in one day. First we will ride from Yahel to Neut Semadar, climbing from the Arava to  the Escarpment Cliff, and then via Wadi Ketora to Neut Semadar.  After a break we will continue to the second segment of the day, quite unique segment, combining typical desert wadis, sand dunes and a ride along the edge of the cliff that reveals a bird’s-eye view of the Arava and the Mountains of Edom.

​Shaharut to Timna - the old copper mine. This day is a challenging riding day that clearly defines the concept of desert cycling. We will ride through some of the most unusual desert scenery of the country.
 
8 riding days a long the newly formed southern part of the Israeli National Bike Trail. Off road, desert single trail riding.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Israel
From:
Sde Boker
To:
Eilat

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 Days
Terrain:
Off-road only|Dirt/gravel|Rugged
Tour Type:
Mountain bike
More Options:
Camping||Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 1750

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
320 Km
Riding Days:
8
Month(s):
October
Departure:
15th Oct 2019

Additional Information

Inclusions

Bikes, helmets, food and lodging in Khans
Vehicle
Luggage and all other logistics
Transfer from Tel Aviv and back from Eilat

Options

Join for a few days only
Electric supported bikes available 

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