21 miles
Distance
1,592 ft
Climb
-2,311 ft
Descent
04:41:31
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    מצדה - נווה זוהר
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This 40 Kilometers long segment begins at Masada National Park and ends at Neve Zohar, on the southern part of the Dead Sea shore.

This is one of the most Challenging and breathtaking rides on the Israel Bike Trail.

It starts at the foothill of the Monumental site of Masada, runs along the edge of the sheer cliffs above the Dead sea crossing numerous wadis and deep canyons. This is not an easy ride but it surly providing overwhelming overlooks.

It is a long day ride in the hursh desert. Only few shade spots can use for nice breaks. One of the spots is located on Wadi Rahaf. Another beautiful shade spot is at Wadi Ye’elim, which also provides spectacular viewpoint over the Dead Sea.

Viewpoint that cannot be missed is at the wadi Bokek crossing.

A short ride from wadi Bokek will get you to the steep 'Zeron' descent which will end at the 'Zohar' stronghold.

Please notice the following:
No water sources along the trail. 4 litters are the minimum you should carry.
Scarce shade spots along the trail.
Avoid riding in hot days Hot days are are frequent between May to late september. If you are planning to ride in that period of time, It is advised to start very early in the mornning.
Do not approach the edge of cliffs
Please Stay on the trail!

source: ibt.org.il
More Stats for Masada to Nave Zohar mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -720 ft
  • Altitude min
    -593 ft
  • Altitude max
    260 ft
  • Altitude start
    127 ft
  • Altitude end
    -594 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -30.3%
  • Grade min
    21.4%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    04:41:31
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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