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Length: 6.5 KM
Level of difficulty: Easy
Rental location: Khan Merhav Am
The classic route for families that want to experience cycling.
We will leave the khan through the small gate next to the local grocery store, and ride carefully down the asphalt road. At the first turn we will turn left, and after about 200 m the asphalt will end, and we will leave the settlement to the Haro’a stream. We will go down to Assaf’s vineyard, we will pass through the gate of the vineyard and from there we will continue along the southern fence of the vineyard. Immediately after that we will reach a path junction at the edge of the vineyard and turn towards the southeast with Mount ‘Katum’ in front of us. After another 150 m we will turn left towards the north and ride parallel to the “Arov” columns of the settlement. We will go up to a white hill and from there we will go down towards the northwest. We will go up another small hill again and go down at a moderate descent to a small and hidden wadi with ancient terraces that were used by the Nabataeas for agriculture. From there, we will continue up a short ascent to an overnight parking lot with a young carob tree and after a short ascent we will descend towards the gravel stream (we will reach the end of the “Arov Shabbat” area of the settlement). Here we will turn east and after about 400 m we will reach the ‘Hatzaz pits’ (ancient water pits from the Nabatean period). After visiting and resting in the pits we will return to the track and continue with the stream in a downward trend back to the Merhav Am. We will carefully cross the access road of the settlement and surround it from the west. Just before we cross Haro’a stream we turn left towards the northeast and enter the settlement and climb back to the khan.
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1. Press the link at GEOFUN website for the desired route
2. Download the app to your phone through the app store or google play (recommended)
3. Turn on your devices’ GPS
4. Turn on LOCATION by pressing the button that appears on the left side of the screen
5. Go over all of the marked route so it will remain open even if your screen shuts down or when you’re out of cellular reception range
6. Follow the route at real time- your location will be marked by a red or an orange triangle
High-level off-road bikes that are frequently and regularly maintained to provide a unique riding experience
Hard tail bikes are bike with a front fork that have a shock absorber that reduce the bumps in the trail and stabilizes the bike at high speeds. Hard tail bike is the bike that most of us have at home – 90 NIS
Full suspension bikes are bikes with a front and rear shock absorber, and are designed for use in more difficult terrain conditions. The bike uses both dampers to provide stability in rough terrain conditions – 140 NIS
Children’s bicycle for children who know how to ride without auxiliary wheels and without the help of parents – 60 NIS
Kids trailer – connect to the adults bikes and allow riding together – 60 NIS
Baby chair (for babies up to a weight of 22 kg / up to age 3) – 25 NIS
Prices shown are for a pair of bikes and for a ride of up to 3 hours. Please note that prices may vary depending on the location of the booking. The final price will be determined in the booking system and according to the availability of the bike
It is important to us that your riding experience will be the best possible!
We therefore allow you to receive a full refund in the following cases:
– The weather does not allow riding (in such cases the cancellation will usually be by us, and we or the property will contact you)
– Notice up to two hours before the start of the ride, regardless of the reason for the cancellation!
Please note that in cases where no cancellation notice is received in accordance with the above sections, no refund will be made.
Regarding changes to an existing booking – we understand that sometimes schedules do not go as we would like, and in most cases we allow flexibility in arriving and leaving for the ride. However, you must notify us in any case of delay so that we can prepare accordingly. There are situations where we will update you that the delay will not be possible and no changes can be made. Please note that late arrivals without prior notice and without confirmation will be shortened from the ride time and there will be no possibility of a refund.
Our bikes are maintained on a weekly basis by a skilled staff. Therefore, the chance of a puncture or other malfunction during the ride is very low. Such cases are most often caused if you do not follow the rules of riding, if you ride in a way that is inappropriate and not suitable for the terrain or if you choose a route with a level of difficulty that does not suit your riding skills.
We are here for you to help you choose the route that suits you best. Send us a message in the “Contact Us” tab or call us.
In addition, you must understand the rules of off-road riding that are listed while making a booking, And you will need to confirm that you are familiar with the rules and understand the consequences of non-compliance with these rules.
Note that riding in a way that does not comply with the rules or choosing a route with an inappropriate level of difficulty, may result in you having to return on foot or alternatively you will have to pay for rescue from the terrain. Geofen is not responsible for providing a way back to the rental point in the cases described above.