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Israel Bike Trail

 
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Length

174.6 Miles 280.9 Kilometers


80%

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Elevation

7,983' 2,433 m

Ascent

-10,679' -3,255 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

2,738' 835 m

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43' 13 m

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The southern part of the "Israel Bike Trail"; 300 Km of desert trail down to Eilat.

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Part of this route travels through a military firing zone. Arrange passage in advance by contacting the army's Southern Command at (08) 990.2626, extension 7.
The southern part of the "Israel Bike Trail"; 300 Km of desert trail down to Eilat.
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http://www.ibt.org.il/en/blog/58-experiences-from-the-trail/225-mountain-biking-in-israel

Description

The Israel Bike Trail is a national project whose purpose is to create a continuous mountain biking trail that crosses the country from north to south, connecting Mt. Hermon at one end with Eilat at the other.

The trail is unique in that it is the one of the longest demarcated trails in the world suited to, and with appropriate signage for, mountain biking. It overlaps early caravan routes to link some of the most ancient and sacred heritage sites of the three monotheistic religions. It will enable riders to travel from the snow on Mt. Hermon to the southern desert, from the stone ruins where our ancestors lived to the concrete towers of a bustling metropolis, encompassing thousands of years of history and hundreds of million years of geology.

Ther trail divided into sections which were planned so that each one should take up to a day (6–8 hours) to complete, ending in a location with sleeping accommodations and water. So far, 300 kilometers of the planned route have been prepared for use, connecting Makhtesh Ramon and Eilat. This section can be completed in eight days of exhilarating riding through spectacular desert landscape.

For more detailed information see: ibt.org.il/en

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