To all our loyal friends following us we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The days are growing shorter but the weather in the South is idyllic for mountain biking in the Negev.
Last weekend we spent a memorable ride with a band of esteemed professors from the Technion in Haifa who have been riding with us for over 20 years! A veteran group of professional and strong riders who rose to the challenge of riding together through the varied and exciting trails of the desert.
The first days ride was along one of the most beautiful and scenic trails the Israel National Trail for bikes has to offer, we started off by riding up the Ketura incline to Kibbutz Neot Smadar , a one of its kind ecological settlement that , in the heart of the desert, prides itself on its agriculture while combining a spirit of communal and holistic living.
We continued across the kasui dunes, famous for its undulating yellow sand dunes arriving at the ancient Temple of the Tigers, an ancient site of worship dating back 6,000 years in the Ovda Valley.
The second day was spent exploring Timna Park. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the South combining ancient ruins dating back to the time of King Solomon , where copper mining took place over 5,000 years ago. We rode through the canyons, taking in natural sculptures and rock formations, marvels of nature and simply magic to behold.
The last day we spent riding along virgin trails that have never been ridden. These trails have been organized and set up to receive the first wave of mountain bikers who are looking for an unforgettable experience in the Southern Arava of the Israeli desert.
The nights were spent in comfortable and relaxing accommodation on Kibbutz Elifaz, experiencing the peace and serenity of country-style lodging at its best. All this with a memorable dinner at one of the finest fish restaurants in Eilat on the shores of the fabled Red Sea.
Now is the time to exploit the seasons cheap flights direct to Eilat (look for flights to Uvda Airport!) . On landing you will be met by our team who will cater for your every need and carry you off to the experience of a lifetime in our awesome desert vistas. See you soon and look forward to hearing from you!
Eyal & Bryan – Go Bike Israel