Winter is undoubtedly the time for off-road bikes in the Dead Sea region. Almog’s Marlstones provide a great experience with a single-track of approx. 17 kms long.
The route is a bona-fide, varied-terrain single-track. The track is relatively easy and comfortable, and is suitable for both beginners (not children) and experienced riders who usually ‘fly’ it.
The route includes winding descents, level plains and a passage via channels and creeks that drain into Nahal Og.
The route begins at the Nahal Og parking-lot (near the entrance to Kibbutz Almog), overlooking the Dead Sea. Continue along a well-conditioned dirt road adjacent to the Almog peripheral fence then turn left, still following the fence. From there you can enter the single-track cycling path, as signposted.
Most of the initial part of the route is downhill, parallel to Nahal Og, until the entrance to a passage through the date plantations. The second part is mostly uphill to the Almog access road. From this point, you can continue west, climbing up to a high vantage-point overlooking Nahal Og. The return trip is down a steep descent back to the parking lot, or you can ride back along the access road to the car-park.
The route can also be started from the gas station at the Lido junction.
- Trail Length: approx. 17 kilometers
- Trail Duration: Dependent upon cycling speed
- Suitable for cycling-lovers, both beginners and advanced (not children)
- Recommended Season: spring/autumn/winter
- Trail Map: #8
Please note – from the trail, there is an ascending path that provides a wonderful view of Nahal Og.
The itinerary, as described above, is a recommendation only, and those who choose to take this trip do so at their own discretion and responsibility. The Regional Councils will not be held accountable in the event of any adverse consequences that may ensue.