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Gran Fondo The Dead Sea

Friday, 23 March 2018 to Saturday, 24 March 2018

Gran Fondo The Dead Sea

The largest international road cycling event in Israel and a true a celebration for "roadies" worldwide

Photo by: Shvoong

The Gran Fondo (Italian for "the big race”) is a challenging one day cycling event which takes place at the lowest point on earth. 

RACES

Gran Fondo: 155KM (including a 125 km competitive or timed section).

START AND FINISH

Ein-Bokek,

Dead Sea

1st PLACE 2016

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LAUNCH TIME
Main Marathon 
07:00
REGISTRATION
Regular Registration 
Open
WEATHER

Spring Season 

AVG 16-25

The ideal weather conditions of Israel’s mild winter and the spectacular desert landscapes of this unique area provide a fantastic road riding experience.

The Dead Sea, officially the lowest place on earth (428m below sea level), and a shortlist candidate for the World's 7 Natural Wonders is an enthralling and evocative combination of natural splendor, compelling ancient history and modern luxuries.

The goal of this event is to fill the gap between team cycling challenges and professional cycling competitions. This tradition began in Italy in the70's and evolved mainly in Europe and North America.

The event challenges riders of all levels and abilities and includes: 

-       An international 2-days stage race for elite men/women teams on March 3-4, 2017 (Fri-Sat).

-       A 2-days stage race for age-group riders (masters) on March 3-4, 2017 (Fri-Sat).

-       The International Arad Dead Sea Gran Fondo (155 km) on Saturday March 5, 2016

Photo by: Shvoong

The Gran Fondo takes riders through the traditional circuit beginning and ending at the Ein Bokek Dead Sea Hotel Resort. The 155-km-long circuit includes 1,873 meters of vertical climbing and passes through the beautiful and scenic Dead Sea valley. The timed part of the race begins at the Ein Bokek Dead Sea Hotel Resort, continues through the Arava Junction and the famously grueling Scorpions Pass climb, finishing after 125 km at the Haturim Junction. Podium trophies and the traditional closing ceremony will take place at the Ein Bokek Dead Sea Hotel Resort.

The Gran Fondo Dead sea race is run like professional road races with closed roads, leading cars Commissaries and technical and medical assistance along the route. Riders race according to their Age / Gender Classification, and whatever their riding level may be, are sure to enjoy the stunning location and thrilling riding experience. 

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Special Deals

7-10/3/18

6 nights - 4 Jerusalem / 2 Tel-aviv  - BB + 1 dinner

21-24/2/18

Package deal includes flights +4 nights in Tel Aviv per person.

7-10/3/18

Package deal includes flights +4 nights in Jerusalem per person.

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