The first self-supported mountain bike race from the north to the south of Israel across the historical landscapes of the Holy Land…

When

Date: October 20

Time: 7:00 am

Details

Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: Holy Land MTB Challenge

Email: HOLYLANDMTBCHALLENGE@GMAIL.COM

Where

LEGACY VILLAGE HOTEL

GOLAN HIGHTS MAJDAL SHAMS 12438 Israel

Bring your bike and gear and ride, self-supported, as fast as you can to the Red Sea.

We didn’t choose the shortest route nor the quickest from Mt. Hermon in the North to Eilat, the southernmost point in Israel, but we did choose the route that will take you through the historical places and landscapes that make our country so beautiful and special. It will be a long ride from Mt. Hermon, the highest mountain in Israel to Eilat riding through the Golan Hights, Sea of Galilee, Galilee mountains, the evergreen Mt. Carmel, Coastal Plain leading to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Negev and Arava deserts, and finally the Eilat mountains, ending at the shores of the Red Sea.

With total of 1,461km and elevation gain of over 20,000m it is not going to be an easy ride. The route passes along gravel roads, single tracks and ancient roman roads. This route is like no other; rough, painful and challenging but also rewarding and FUN.