Southern Israel Trip 2019
All routes are subject to change
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Check-in for the 2019 Ramah Israel Bike Ride and Hiking Trip begins at noon at Kibbutz Mashabei Sadeh. Check into your room, get a schedule and information for the week, and begin meeting other riders and hikers! Riders will also set up their bikes with our mechanics from Gordon Tours, ride around, and get comfortable. Before dinner we’ll have our opening ceremony, and officially kick-off our journey together!
Sollelim and Tzofim
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Our adventure begins at Makhtesh Katan. Today’s hike offers magnificent views as we hike along the ridge of the crater. Our day will conclude with a hike to the springs of Ein Yorkeam, an important water source for thousands of years. Time permitting, we will have time for a swim at the spring. Picnic lunch at a beautiful oasis along the way.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
We’ll set out early and enter Makhtesh Ramon. Today’s hikes take us through the outlets and the white canyon of Nekarot. We’ll hike on the edge of the Makhtesh wall and through the Ardon Valley, known for its magnificent colored sands. Picnic lunch along the way.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Our pre-Shabbat hike starts close to the town Mitzpe Ramon, on the edge of the Makhtesh. We’ll hike Ramon peak, the highest point in the Negev, and then explore the Lotz water pits. Picnic lunch along the way.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
After a beautiful Shabbat, we’ll be energized to hit the trail again. Today we head toward the Ovda Valley. Our breathtaking hikes will offer wonderful views of the Arava and culminate at the Kasui Sand Dunes (where we will be covered with special carbonated sand). Picnic lunch along the way.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Our final hike will take us to the gorgeous Eilat Mountains. We’ll explore sandstones and hike across granite and limestone. We’ll cross the Amir Sandstone Mountain and hike through the magnificent black granite Shchoret Canyon.