Tourism News from Israel

Desert Challenge at the Dead Sea

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The annual Veolia Desert Challenge will take place on 17 and 18 December 2010 at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth and one of the finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature global campaign..

The Desert challenge, which attracts thousands of mountain bike riders and runners, is not just about racing. It offers the opportunity for everyone to celebrate the uniqueness of the area, with its moon-like landscape, dry, desert air and enchanted evenings

The PRO:SPORT Desert Challenge offers runners the chance to race and run in the challenging terrain of the Judean desert along one of two moon-lit courses: 14 km or 24 km. Participants will run the circular routes at night, illuminated by the full moon and their own headlamps. The Ride – a spectacular mountain biking marathon in two-rider teams: 23 km / 46 km / 69 km. The teams ride through the winding creeks and experience some of the best- and the lowest – desert routes in the world. After the races participants will be invited to relax and chill in the specially-prepared festival zone in the heart of the desert

For more information: www.desertchallenge.co.il