The unique track that selected this year for Gran Fondo Arava 2020 is defined as a “desert experience with breathtaking views”: Maale Scorpions, the Great Crater, Nahal Tsin, the Peace Road, all these and more make the event challenging and memorable.
The event includes a number of different assignments and events:
1. Gran Fondo International Prairie – 130 km competitive.
2. Gran Fondo stepped 130 km – noncompetitive, no rating and no time measurement.
3. KOM / QOM “King and Queen of Scorpions” competition.
4. Competition ‘King and Queen of the Grabal KOM / QOM.
The event plan
Will be dedicated to arriving and organizing, during which we will be able to ride with the Israel Academic Cycling Group whose senior riders are destined to participate this year for the first time in history, as an Israeli group in the Tour de France, and with veterans of the bicycle industry in Israel.
In the evening, registration kits will be distributed and a joint pasta PARTY dinner will be held.
On Saturday 7.3.20 the Gran Fondo will be held on two tracks:
Gran Fondo 130 km long
Will begin and end at the Sapir Center in the middle of the Arava. Circular track with competitive and non-competitive, challenge from start to finish.
The Gran Fondo will feature the traditional Scorpions climb including a separate uphill measurement (Scorpions King) as well as a paved and maintained 8-mile Gravel section.
Gravel sections that are integrated into road racing are becoming more common at many events around the world. The most famous and prestigious among them is the Strada Bianca (the white road) in Italy.
Along this section, technical teams will be deployed to assist anyone who needs to, a separate measurement will be made on this section only (King of the Gerbal) and will also provide transportation for those who do not want to ride it.
At the end of the route you will wait for a bicycle wash and indulgence station!