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 »

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 »

Misgav

Misgav

Misgav is a region in the North of Israel, comprised of many small villages. It is mostly mountainous, and very green. Additionally, there are several prime riding locations in the area, including some of the best DH in Israel. KKL (The Jewish National Fund) has also invested in this area, creating a circular mountain bike … Continue reading »