The city of Eilat, located at the southernmost tip of Israel on the shores of the Red Sea, is a popular holiday destination.
With an average of only five days of rain per year, Eilat is usually associated with sunny beaches, tropical underwater life, watersports and a good selection of hotels, pubs and restaurants.
If you’re a mountain biker, and you find yourself sitting on the beach in Eilat and soaking up the sun, looking at the mountains just outside of the city would make you wonder if there are any good trails to ride – and sure enough, there are plenty!
The mountains of Eilat offer a wide variety of riding experiences. There are epic 50km desert trails, technical shuttle runs, centuries-old singletrack and man built trails. You can find everything from full-on DH tracks to easy XC and touring options surrounding the city.
A typical day in Eilat can start with an early ride up the mountains, grabbing a good lunch in the city, and still having time to hit one of the scuba diving clubs for a visit to the underwater world.
Here are some more views of both above and below sea level: