Singles in Ramot Menashe Forest

Region: North, Track Duration: Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet, Starting Point: Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea, Ending Point: Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet, Track Type: Cycling
Source: Ministry of Tourism
Region: North

The Ein HaShofet-HaZorea cycle trail offers bike rides from 13 - 30 kilometers in length amidst the unique scenery of the Ramat Menashe Biosphere, in the area under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. The route comprises 22 kilometers of single track and eight kilometers of woodland cycling that offer access to previously unvisited beauty spots deep in the forest, including scenic lookouts, tunnels through dense woodland and old stone KKL-JNF picnic tables. The ground conditions, topography and location allow the route to be used all year round, as the forest provides shade in the summertime and the local soil type renders the trail negotiable even on rainy winter days.

The trail is constructed in such a way as to provide an enjoyable experience for cyclists of all levels and tastes: beginners, advanced riders, those who like to relax in the saddle and those who enjoy an adrenalin rush. Although it offers no technical sections, steps or steep slopes, its skillful construction requires experienced riders who take it at speed to exercise maximum control and concentration throughout. In short, a satisfying experience for everyone. 

The route is indicated by signs on rocks along the way. These markings are shaped like a tear drop whose point indicates the direction of travel. The drops are the same color as the route they indicate (blue or yellow) and have a picture of a bicycle in the center.

The route consists of two loops:
 
  • The blue (southern) loop: Begins at Ein HaShofet. Length: 17,100 meters. Accumulated ascent: 370 meters.

 

  • The yellow (northern) loop: Begins at the Carob Recreation Area (Henion HeHaruvim) in HaShofet Gully (Nahal HaShofet). Length: 12,760 meters. Accumulated ascent: 212 meters.


The loops meet at a central point in the Mount Gahar (Har Gahar) area, enabling cyclists either to switch from one to the other and complete the entire route, or continue along the same loop. As the route is marked and well signposted along its entire length, no additional navigational aids are necessary.
Products specifications
Region North
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea
Ending Point Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet
Difficulty Level Medium
Suitable for Children Yes
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.4 Ha-Carmel Mountain & Ramot Menashe Area
Track Length 29 km
Track Duration Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet
Accessibility Yes
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Winter
Best season Spring
Best season Summer
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge

The Ein HaShofet-HaZorea cycle trail offers bike rides from 13 - 30 kilometers in length amidst the unique scenery of the Ramat Menashe Biosphere, in the area under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. The route comprises 22 kilometers of single track and eight kilometers of woodland cycling that offer access to previously unvisited beauty spots deep in the forest, including scenic lookouts, tunnels through dense woodland and old stone KKL-JNF picnic tables. The ground conditions, topography and location allow the route to be used all year round, as the forest provides shade in the summertime and the local soil type renders the trail negotiable even on rainy winter days.

The trail is constructed in such a way as to provide an enjoyable experience for cyclists of all levels and tastes: beginners, advanced riders, those who like to relax in the saddle and those who enjoy an adrenalin rush. Although it offers no technical sections, steps or steep slopes, its skillful construction requires experienced riders who take it at speed to exercise maximum control and concentration throughout. In short, a satisfying experience for everyone. 

The route is indicated by signs on rocks along the way. These markings are shaped like a tear drop whose point indicates the direction of travel. The drops are the same color as the route they indicate (blue or yellow) and have a picture of a bicycle in the center.

The route consists of two loops:
 
  • The blue (southern) loop: Begins at Ein HaShofet. Length: 17,100 meters. Accumulated ascent: 370 meters.

 

  • The yellow (northern) loop: Begins at the Carob Recreation Area (Henion HeHaruvim) in HaShofet Gully (Nahal HaShofet). Length: 12,760 meters. Accumulated ascent: 212 meters.


The loops meet at a central point in the Mount Gahar (Har Gahar) area, enabling cyclists either to switch from one to the other and complete the entire route, or continue along the same loop. As the route is marked and well signposted along its entire length, no additional navigational aids are necessary.
Products specifications
Region North
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea
Ending Point Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet
Difficulty Level Medium
Suitable for Children Yes
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.4 Ha-Carmel Mountain & Ramot Menashe Area
Track Length 29 km
Track Duration Entrance to Kibbutz Hazorea/Ein Hashofet
Accessibility Yes
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Winter
Best season Spring
Best season Summer
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge