Outdoor Activities Eilat
You may consider visiting Eilat for quite a few outdoor activities:
The “Eilat Mountains” surrounding Eilat are a delight to visit by foot, the area is full of hiking trails from easy to difficult and the views are amazing. All desert trails are marked, hiking info is available at the Cactus B&B. You need good walking shoes and a day pack with plenty of water. Several trails are reachable by foot but many more by car.
Hiking time: Nov-Mar
If you can’t bring your own you can also rent a mountain-bike to ride some easy to challenging single tracks in the Eilat area or at Timna National park, just 20km away.
Biking time: Nov-Mar
A NIGHT OF STARGAZING:
The desert can be a restful place to clear our heads with often little light pollution and therefore perfect for stargazing. Ethan the local astronomer is happy to take you into his world of stars and planets and will do his best to maximise eyepiece viewing time for a unique astronomical experience. This will only take two great hours of your time!
Stargazing time: Oct-May
JEEP 4X4 EXPERIENCE:
The changing scenery of the desert you can also explore by 4×4, there are several tours each week who will take you to desert corners with chances seeing some wildlife. These trips usually take 4 hours.
Best months for Jeep touring: Oct-May
The most original way of exploring the outdoor desert would be by camel, the “Ship of the Desert” will let you experience in silence the way the desert-life once was.
These trips usually take 2-4 hours.
Best months for Camel touring: Oct-Apr
A great sea breeze attracts many kite-surfers
Best months for kite-surfing: All year around
Eilat has a few nice pieces of coral-reef which are great for snorkeling. Best to bring your own mask & fins from home although they are also available for rent. If snorkeling is what you want to do the whole week you might want to buy a good set, which is cheaper then renting.
Best months for snorkeling: All year around
Clear and calm waters are most comfortable if you want to try Scuba-diving in Eilat. There are some excellent dive centers in Eilat but we like to mention one in particular for it’s service, small-scale and personal operations:
Shulamit Diving Adventures
Best months for Scuba-diving: All year around
Enjoy outdoor activities Eilat!