My name is Dana Meir. I grew up in several places around the world and every place contributed to shape my current world-view. I always knew I would return to Israel, as I wanted to volunteer in the Israeli army, which I did at age 19. At the completion of my military service, I studied physical education with emphasis on special needs. Sport was always an area of interest for me. In retrospect when I look back on my work history I realize all my jobs were involved in dealing with different disadvantaged people.
As a biking instructor in the Negev, I developed an expertise in taking special groups needing empowerment and leadership skills on off road biking expeditions in the desert. I work with groups of juvenile offenders, participants in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, women’s groups, and Bedouin youth.
Midreshet Ben Gurion is a great starting point for all hiking and biking trips into the Sde Boker region.
Guests can enjoy a cool and spacious one-bedroom apartment with kitchenette, desert views and access to biking and hiking routes. The apartment can accommodate up to four people. Enjoy a shaded north facing patio and hammock with a ten minute walk to a bus stop. Free maps and touring advice are provided.
Discover the real Negev. See the Negev with your feet on the ground rather than from the inside of a bus. I like spending time with people and sharing desert experiences with them. Do you like ancient civilizations? Nature? Landscapes? The Negev desert offers all three. I can offer tailor-made trips to suit your individual interests. The desert is the perfect place to get away from the routine of everyday life. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, an adventure, or a spiritual experience, the desert has something for you.
Bike the less well known trails!
Bike trips are organized and led by myself, Dana Meir, a qualified biking instructor. Trips are tailored to suit all levels of experience and ages. For example these trips can include a relaxing trip for a family or an intense adventure for those seeking physical and mental challenges. I also have training and experience working with adults and children with disabilities. Bring your own bikes or good quality mountain bikes can be hired on request.
Close your eyes and imagine ...
Now open your eyes. You can stop imagining.