76 miles
Distance
8,954 ft
Climb
-13,108 ft
Descent
4,830 ft
High Point

The Golan Trail crosses the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, from Mount Hermon in the very north of the territory, to above the Sea of Galilee at its south. It's a hiking trail, most of which is also fit for cycling and horseback riding. The trail is 120 km in length and usually takes 5-7 days, but since its path is pretty accessible to cars and by public transport, it's also possible to make a shorter hike by picking individual sections.

The trail isn't particularly difficult, but it does have a few rough ascents and descents. It's especially good during spring, when the convenient weather makes it easier and the blooming flowers and green fields make for fantastic scenery. Autumn is also convenient in terms of weather. It's also possible during summer and winter, though heatwaves or rains definitely make it a less savory experience.

The Golan Tourism Association put some effort in making the trail experience more accessible and convenient, so it now has several campsites and information stations. As of January 2015, there are information stations along the entire trail. Also, a few drinking water taps have been installed along the route. Also note that the said campsites as of yet have only a large clearing and some wind shelters, with no running water or any amenities.

source: wiki voyage
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  • Riding area
  • AKA
    שביל הגולן
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Golan Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,154 ft
  • Altitude min
    0 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,830 ft
  • Altitude end
    676 ft
  • Grade
    -1.03%
  • Grade max
    -48.49%
  • Grade min
    42.683%
  • Distance climb
    29 miles
  • Distance down
    42 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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