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A Cycling Happening for the Entire Family during the Hanukkah Holiday

The Tamar Regional Council and Production Forum company, are proud to present a new and unique cycling event. A grassroots cycling trip around the southern Dead Sea basin and the winding canyons of Nahal Sodom and Nahal Pratzim. The event addresses all riding-levels, from families with children in trailers, to weekend riders, right up to experienced cyclists who will enjoy a 60-kms overland trail combined with limestone ramparts.

For the first time, participants will cycle the limestone ramparts that cross and enter the Dead Sea – along the border ramparts of the Dead Sea Works, surrounding the southern part of the Dead Sea. Only once a year security permits can be obtained to ride the ramparts, and the cyclists are able to see the breathtaking views that have, until now, been preserved only for Dead Sea factory workers or members of the security forces.

The ramparts serve as the boundary area between the Israeli Dead Sea and the Jordanian Dead Sea areas. They act as a fenceless border between the countries, where a common and peaceful daily routine is maintained between the two sides. The track is mostly on a pressed, flat, limestone area. Alongside the rampart ride, the experienced long-trail cyclists will enjoy off-road riding on the “Around Sodom” and Amiaz Plain routes.

All the cycling trails start and finish at the events complex located next to the Solarium Beach on Ein Bokek’s new promenade. At the end of the ride, participants can enjoy the Expo Fair, with the best sports and lifestyle brands, family activities, and low-cost corners with cold beer and shakes. The event producers provide a bicycle rental service + helmet and trailers for riders who lack suitable equipment.

The journey takes place on Friday, at lighting of the first candle of the Hanukkah Holiday. A great opportunity to go down to the Dead Sea with the whole family, and enjoy a unique, natural sporting experience and experiential activities for all ages. In a one-time, special event, we will allow family camping on the Dead Sea Promenade beach, which includes a shower and toilet infrastructure.

Alongside the camp-ground, a festive Hanukkah Happening will be held, climaxed by the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle, and the first candle of the cycling trip.

 Cycling Trails:

  • 12 kms – Cycling along the Ein Bokek Promenade, suitable for families and children from the age of 10, on bikes and in trailers.
  • 20 kmsCrossing the sea – a grassroots journey crossing the Dead Sea on limestone ramparts and along the Ein Bokek Promenade, suitable for families and enthusiasts.
  • 40 kms – Around the Dead Sea – a cycling marathon around the southern basin of the Dead Sea on limestone ramparts that cross the sea.
  • 60 kmsFrom the desert to the sea – the long trail offers experienced riders a taste of everything… Road – Terrain – Desert – Sea.

 

The Organizers: Forum Productions Company, acting on behalf of the Tamar Regional Council.

The Fair’s Professional Management and Presenters: Tasya Aylon – Sport Expo Company: tasya@sport-expo.co.il

Prices: Registration prices will range from NIS 80 to NIS 340, depending upon the racing-section requested, and the time of registration.

The race is initiated by the Tamar Regional Council, with the assistance and support of the Dead Sea Works (ICL) and the Ministry of Tourism. Also, the MoT’s execution arm – the Dead Sea Preservation Government Company Ltd., and the Dead Sea Drainage Authority. The event will be secured by security forces – police and military.

 

Additional details can be found on the event’s website – https://dead-sea.bike

General details about the event
Location
Ein Bokek
Date
03/12/2021
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Email|tourism@ma-tamar.co.il Address| Ein Bokek
Phone|08-8000210 / 106
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