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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!
The 2019 edition is accredited by the UCI. Apart from appearing on the yearly U.C.I. calendar, the top riders of the Male and Female categories will get UCI points for their world ranking that can help them gain the slot to the Tokyo Olympic Games, prize money according to UCI rules and more. As part of becoming a UCI sanctioned MTB marathon, Samarathon is growing to 4 racing days: 1 Prologue plus 3 full stages.
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.
Stage 1 | 69 Km | 920 M | 40% singletracks
Stage 2 | 76 km | 1230 M | 30% Singletracks
Stage 3 | 53 km | 860 M | 25% Singltracks