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From the Negev to Jerusalem

Desert

This route will take you from the central Negev area through the plains of​ Judea and on to Jerusalem.

 
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Desert
Kadesh Barne'a to Dimona. Approx 80 Km.

 

“The southernmost towns of the tribe of Judah….Kinah, Dimona, Adadah…” (Joshua 15:21)

 

Leave Kadesh Barne'a, and take road #211 west. This road passes by some large Nabatean sites and was probably a route of travel since man has crossed the desert. 
Pass Kibbutz Ashalim and continue until you reach road #40. Turn north, passing Kibbutz Tlalim and the nearby desert farms. Continue on road #40 until you reach the Negev Junction, then take road #224 towards Yeruham. 
Outside this small town, you will find the Yeruham well and ruins of a fort from King Solomon's Era. The well here, it is said, might be the well mentioned in the story of Hagar and Ishmael. 
From Yeruham, head north on road #204 until you reach the town of Dimona. This town was founded in the 1950s as part of a government project to house the hundreds of thousands of immigrants that came to Israel.


From the Negev to Jerusalem- Bicycle itinerary