Negev Desert Cycling Trails - Rent a Bike Mitzpe Ramon
Negev Bike - Cycling Trails from Mitzpe Ramon

Negev Bike - Cycling Trails from Mitzpe Ramon

About Bike Trails in the Negev desert
Cycling in the Negev, is yet another fantastic way of exploring this very unique  desert.  Whether you join one of our Desert Biking Trails or rent a bike & ride off into the horizon on your own, either way you are surely heading for a memorable adventure. The Ramon Crater & the Ramon Rim offer a very special bike riding experience.

The  Negev desert & Ramon Crater
Biking Trails

Ramon Rim Biking - Photo (C) by Erwin Haiden

On the Crater's Rim - 19 km / 23 ml  - From Mitzpe Ramon
The guided/lead bike trail begins at Desert Shade Eco-Lodge. Bike along the Ramon Crater Rim via the "Sculpture Park" , a ride offering outstanding view of Machtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater). Enter Nahal Hava, a dry riverbed & ride along while exploring the unique desert flora, fauna & geological formations. Exit Nahal Hava and bike southbound in parallel to route 40 on the "Plains of the Wind" – back to Desert Shade Lodge – where riders will have a chance to freshen up & sip an herbal tea at our "Full View Gallery".

** Route may alter in accordance with season & weather conditions.
** The trail is lead by a professional desert biking expert. 

Bring along Your own water bottle, comfortable biking shoes, warm clothes between Oct. to Mar., snacks for the way. 

Sun. Tue.  & Fri. 09:00 am  |  +/- 3 hours  |  Minimum 4 participants for departure 

Tour code B3   | Price $75 per person  |  GOOD cycling skills required


Price includes bike & helmet, accompanying bike trail leader, herbal tea at the Desert Shade Lodge.

Negev Cycling - Photo (C) Desert Shade    Negev Biking Trails - Photo (C) Erwin Haiden  The Famous Vegy - Couscous - Phot (C) by Erwin Haiden

The Desert Vineyards Trail -  17km / 20 ml  -  From Mitzpe Ramon
The guided/lead bike trail begins at Desert Shade Eco-Lodge. Bike across the little town of Mitzpe Ramon, situated on the Ramon's Crater Rim. Proceed westbound to the "Sheik's Tomb" & ride into to the desert to explore the Negev Highland Desert vineyards - yes, vineyards in the desert!!  Take a short break to hear the fascinating story of the developing wineries in the Negev Highland Desert. Bike around the Alpaca Farm towards the Planetarium & ride back to Desert Shade Lodge – where riders will have a chance to freshen up & sip an herbal tea at our "Full View Gallery".

** Route may alter in accordance with season & weather conditions.
** The trail is lead by a professional desert biking expert. 

Bring along Your own water bottle, comfortable biking shoes, warm clothes between Oct. to Mar., snacks for the way. 

Sun. Tue.  & Fri. 14:00 pm  |  +/- 3 hours  |  Minimum 4 participants for departure 

Tour code B3   | Price $75 per person  |  FAIR cycling skills required

Price includes bike & helmet, accompanying bike trail leader, herbal tea at the Desert Shade Lodge.

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Remarks Concerning Cycling Trails Prices
♦ All rates are marked in US Dollars per person & are valid till Feb. 28 2012
♦ Trails can be booked as private on any day of the week at extra cost
♦ No child discount

Combine
Combine the morning & afternoon trail for a full day experience
Optional " Vegeterian Couscous" lunch at Desert Shade - $25 per person (minimum 4 people)

Important remarks concernign trails' conditions
♦ Children under 12 years cannot join the trails unless booked as a private tour
♦ First Aid kit is attached to trail leader's bike
♦ Winter in Mitzpe Ramon & the High Negev Desert is very cold & may snow - dress accordingly!
♦ Summer in MItzpe Ramon is slightly hot, but comfortable

When requesting a Negev Desert Cycling Trail, please advise us of the following:
Name / code of tour   Requested Date   |  Number of participants in your party 

 To Book a Negev Desert Cycling Trail »

 Getting to Mitzpe Ramon

From Tel Aviv
Take the train from TLV Central (Savidor -Merkaz) Train Station to Beer Sheva Central (Merkaz). Walk across the road to the Beer Sheva Central BUS Staion & take bus No 60 (Metropoline) to Mitzpe Ramon.

From Jerusalem
Take the bus from JLM Central Bus Station to Beer Sheva Central Bus Station. From Beer Sheva Central Bus Staion take bus No 60 (Metropoline) to Mitzpe Ramon.

Link » Israel Buses Timetable

 

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