New Ride: HaZore’a Trail

New Ride: HaZore’a Trail

HaZore’a is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the west of the Jezreel Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Megiddo Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 901, and as of 2014, it is also home to two new purpose-built mountain bike loops. We went out to discover both, adding … Continue reading »

Naftaly Mountains Singletrack

Naftaly Mountains Singletrack

The Nafataly mountains and the Manara cliff area has long been known as the main DH spot in Israel.┬áNow, instead of being a hardcore attraction only, the mountain is also open for some excellent and epic XC riding. The new Naftaly Mountain Singletrack is a recent addition to the growing network of official mountain biking … Continue reading »

Mishmar Haemek

Mishmar Haemek

Mishmar Haemek is a kibbutz situated about 40 minutes north of Tel Aviv, on the eastern slopes of the Carmel mountain range. The area features hills or small mountains approx 300 meters high, most of which are covered by a forest. There are a multitude of singles criss-crossing the entire domain, and the riding here … Continue reading »

The Ancient Sugar Trail

The Ancient Sugar Trail

The Sugar Trail is an old trade route that was used to transport spices and condiments up from the Dead Sea towards Jerusalem. Today, with the help of the modern mountain bike and a shuttle to the top, we enjoy the trail in the opposite direction. The Sugar Trail ride starts in Ma’ale Adumim, adjacent … Continue reading »

Beeri Trail Center

Beeri Trail Center

The Beeri Singletrack has long been a staple of the Israeli mountain bike scene. Located about 100 kms South of Tel Aviv, the trail here is one of the very first purpose-built mountain bike trails in Israel. The trail head also features a bike shop which in addition to being able to fix most of … Continue reading »

Ben Shemen Trail Center

Ben Shemen Trail Center

Ben Shemen is Israel’s most popular mountain biking destination. Situated about 20 minutes south east of Tel Aviv, it is a large forest area covering a multitude of rolling hills. The domain features a myriad of trails, most of which are of the fun, flowy kind. Any number of variations can be put together, which … Continue reading »

Ayalon (Canada) Park single track

Ayalon (Canada) Park single track

Ayalon Park (aka Canada Park) is conveniently located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The terrain is ideal for trail riding with climbs and descents that are not too steep, combined with lots of rock surfaces and flowy singletrack to keep any mountain biker busy and happy. The park has one official bike trail, which is … Continue reading »

Birya Singletrack

Birya Singletrack

Birya is a small village situated about 50kms from the Northernmost point of Israel. The area is very mountainous, and littered with trails. The Birya forest is fairly dense, with good soil, particularly suitable for mountain biking. It also helps that the area offers stunning views of the Upper Galilee region – you can see … Continue reading »