859 miles
Distance
80,824 ft
Climb
-84,530 ft
Descent
3,831 ft
High Point

Important: Once you’ve decided to participate in this challenge, you are on your own and must take full responsibility for yourself!

A self-supported mountain bike route from Mt. Hermon in the north of Israel to to the Red Sea at southern part of the the country. The route will take you through the historical places and landscapes that make the holy land so beautiful and special. It will be a long ride from Mt. Hermon, the highest mountain in Israel to Eilat riding through the Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee, Galilee mountains, the evergreen Mt. Carmel, Coastal Plain leading to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Negev and Arava deserts, and finally the Eilat mountains, ending at the shores of the Red Sea.g riders that will make this event special in the future along with the magical route.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Route Sections

1 HLC700
  • 412 miles distance
  • 8 miles climb
  • -45,072 ft descent
2 HLC1400
  • 447 miles distance
  • 7 miles climb
  • -39,453 ft descent

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • AKA
    HLC
  • Difficulty rating
    Black
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for The Holyland MTB Challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,705 ft
  • Altitude min
    -1,262 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,722 ft
  • Altitude end
    17 ft
  • Grade
    -0.082%
  • Grade max
    -39.288%
  • Grade min
    47.297%
  • Distance climb
    389 miles
  • Distance down
    402 miles
  • Distance flat
    68 miles
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