Tandem Tour in the Gran Fondo Arava Cycling Festival
This year the Gran Fondo arava Cycling Festival will for the first time ever include a tandem category. This will be the first Tandem Stage Race in Israel. Tandem cycling is attractive to all ages and to either gender. In fact a mix of age and gender is possible. To be successful in this category both cyclists should train developing a mixture of speed, strength and endurance to be successful.
Tandem cyclists can choose to participate at the same heats as the other cyclists: Arave tour (2 stages) or gran/medio/mini fondo.
There is no doubt that for tandem riders that the Gran Fondo Arava Tandem Tour offers additional challenges. This is because the route includes variety of long and steep climbs, on which the tandem’s speed advantage on flats and decent simply vanished.