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Feb 13 2019

Samarathon Desert MTB Race

  • Israel (ISR)

  • Off-Road Cycling
  • Team
  • Multi Day Event
Length/Duration: 230.0 km
Location: Arava District, Southern Israe
Website: en.samarathon.co.il




Samarathon 2019. The 5th edition of the desert singletrack race returns to the wilderness of the Negev and Southern Arava Desert, to the ancient camel trails, the singletracks of the Israel Bike Trail and the amazing riders’ village in Timna Park.

Samarathon is an adventure that will thoroughly exhaust you but will leave just enough energy to enjoy and recharge yourself at the riders’ village, like you would have done on your biking trip with your ride buddies.

NEW For 2019: Samarathon is U.C.I. sanctioned and is growing to 4 days!

As part of becoming a UCI sanctioned MTB marathon, Samarathon is growing to 4 racing days: 1 Prologue plus 3 full stages.

  • Prologue: in the Mitzpe Ramon Area.
  • 3 full stages in the Eilot Region, including a singletrack party in Timna Park with a newly built 40km loop for the last stage on Saturday Feb 16th.

Ride more than 230 tough kilometers away from civilization, within wide horizons of primordial vistas, and a total of roughly 40% singletracks, skillfully built to give you the perfect flow.

Enjoy desert hospitality in a wild and awesome riders’ village and a variety of accommodation levels, from BYO tent to B&B luxury rooms.

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Desert Exploration at Samarathon
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