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Valley of the Kings

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Tough climb up from workers village, rocky cliffside singletrack with excellent views of the Pharonic ruins in the vicinity. There is also a network of worker trails in the area that make for some good singletrack.
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Trail Directions
Take the ferry across the Nile then the paved road out to the ticket office. From here take take the road heading east toward the south end of the mountain. Just before the entrance to the the "workers village" find a trail going up on the left side of the road. Alternately one can pick up the trail east of the village at the entrance of the wadi that leads up to the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Trail Length
An hour or two of riding
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Luxor
   


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Review Date
October 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Louis , from Tucson

Summary:
This ride is worth it just for the views. Its also a rewarding bit of single track. I would not recommend dropping down into the touristic area of the Valley of the Kings as you may experience problems with the Security Police. On the hill above Hapetshut's temple one can find some nice single track that heads east toward the main road at the junction with the Valley of the Kings roadway. Another trail that takes you down near the entrance of Hapetshut. If you have a knack for this type of riding (low profile, technically adept, good rout finding ability, you may consider the singletrack network below the mountain or some of the tracks on the north side of the Valley of the Kings. There is a Beer Garden located near the enterance of the Rammesseum for a post ride refreshments. Also there is a competent and not overly freindly bike repairer across the road from the main Ticket Office who can assist with directions or bike repair. I've ridden this area by MTB twice over three years and its wonderful. However it is developing fast. Much of the riding I did among the ruins of undeveloped areas the first trip were closed off on the second trip. When you stop to visit the tombs leave your bike with the Tourist Police or baksheesh a shop owner to keep an eye on it. Be friendly and keep a low profile and you should be OK.

Recommended Route:
As above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
MTB's are a great way to get around in this area and see the sites as opposed to riding around in a crowded tour bus or having to deal with annoying taxi drivers.



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