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To the Edge of the World

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26.4 mile 42.5 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,287' 392 m
Descent: -1,286' -392 m
High: 3,109' 948 m
Low: 2,644' 806 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Wonderful gravel riding on rough backcountry gravel roads to the Edge of the World.

Shawn Stangeland

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Starting in a Saudi park, the main gate opens at 7am.

Overview

A ride through one of the most scenic areas of Riyadh Saudi Arabia to the fantastic Edge of the World park. Please bring plenty of fluids. Beautiful perfect riding temps during the fall, winter, and spring

Description

Starting at the small family park, this ride follows a road that quickly transitions to gravel through amazing Saudi desert landscape. Apparently, the area is restricted from goat and camel grazing so in the spring it is quite green with diverse flowering plants.

Once the road transitions, the gentle and gradual climb begins. Taking a right at the fork, there is a small detour up the small wadi to a for water collection point or continue on the rolling gravel route. Plenty of small climbs on the rolling gravel road out to the edge of the plateau. Lots of amazing rock formations and wadis to explore on the way with standing water in some locations during the spring time. The plateau was once a coral sea not that long ago therefore loaded with fossils and coral heads among the rocks.

The first destination is to a small point that gives you amazing views of the Edge of the World park. Very fun riding on the rolling gravel road from the vantage point out to the Edge of the World park that has enough features to be considered a good singletrack trail. At the Edge of the World loads of fun climbing and picture taking since it is very popular and friendly park. A lot of fast downhill back to the the small park and the starting point once you are through exploring Edge of the World.

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some sweet gravel riding
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA
some really nice plant diversity in the no grazing areas
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA
small wadi crossings
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA
spectacular views from the edge of the plateau
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA
The start is in the family park
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA
fun wadis and rock formations to explore along the way
Mar 24, 2019 near Marāt, SA

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