Biking Badger

israel bikepacking adventures


My name in Hilton Meyer, originally from South Africa but a long time citizen of Israel. Adventure has been something that started in high school with my love of sport and the outdoors. My knee's were generally scabbed over from falling and sitting still was not on the menu until bedtime. The love of the bike came from the freedom of being able to hop on the saddle and get away and into nature with a few peddle strokes. I had a dream of cycling from my home country of South Africa to Cairo. A dream I still harbor and will one day fulfill. This sense of adventure led me to visit Israel, a country I knew very little about but was slightly off the beaten track. And here I stayed in this small country that still has so much variety.

This was where my real cycling adventure started. I did quite a bit of racing in the local mountain bike scene. My brother in law at the time was also riding and convinced me to ride across the country with him. Now Israel isn't massive but I was in now way near the type of rider putting in huge rides a day let along back to back. We somehow made it and that seed was planted. This was in the late 2000's, the seed was sown and now I am finally getting around to getting into the outdoors more and exploring the country and hopefully others on the back on my bike. This will be the place where I share those experiences and maybe meet a few people along the way.