Pura Reserve and Rochama Single

Region: South, Track Duration: Full Day, Starting Point: The main entrance to the reserve is from highway 40, Ending Point: At the starting point, Track Type: Cycling
Source: Ministry of Tourism
Region: South
Details

In the winter, there is a seasonal lake there in which the waters pool with the help of a dam that has been built to collect flood water. At the site there is a demolished bridge, the remains of the Turkish railway track that was paved during World War One from Lod to the Be’er Sheva railway station, continuing in the direction of Sinai and the Suez Canal, which was under British control. The bridge was destroyed in floods in the 1970s.

The reserve has plants of Mediterranean and desert origin. The reserve was defined in the 1960 and has not been damaged by grazing. At the sites there are limestone rocks from the Eocene epoch. It is advisable to visit the reserve in the winter months, February and March to enjoy the rich blossom of the common anemone. Also, there are other flowers in the reserve such as buttercups, poppies, large asphodels, anchusas and others. In the reserve you can find broom, orache and wormwood bushes and Vinca herbacea, Asphodelus fistulosus, Salvia dominica and common iris plants.

 

Products specifications
Region South
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point The main entrance to the reserve is from highway 40
Ending Point At the starting point
Difficulty Level Medium
Suitable for Children Yes
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.13 - Negev Coast
Interest Areas Nature landscape of green fields
Track Length 40km
Track Duration Full Day
Accessibility No
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Winter
Best season Spring
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Not Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge

In the winter, there is a seasonal lake there in which the waters pool with the help of a dam that has been built to collect flood water. At the site there is a demolished bridge, the remains of the Turkish railway track that was paved during World War One from Lod to the Be’er Sheva railway station, continuing in the direction of Sinai and the Suez Canal, which was under British control. The bridge was destroyed in floods in the 1970s.

The reserve has plants of Mediterranean and desert origin. The reserve was defined in the 1960 and has not been damaged by grazing. At the sites there are limestone rocks from the Eocene epoch. It is advisable to visit the reserve in the winter months, February and March to enjoy the rich blossom of the common anemone. Also, there are other flowers in the reserve such as buttercups, poppies, large asphodels, anchusas and others. In the reserve you can find broom, orache and wormwood bushes and Vinca herbacea, Asphodelus fistulosus, Salvia dominica and common iris plants.

 

Products specifications
Region South
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point The main entrance to the reserve is from highway 40
Ending Point At the starting point
Difficulty Level Medium
Suitable for Children Yes
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.13 - Negev Coast
Interest Areas Nature landscape of green fields
Track Length 40km
Track Duration Full Day
Accessibility No
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Winter
Best season Spring
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Not Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge