Ma`ale Akrabim Scenic Road

Ma`ale Akrabim in Hebrew means Scorpions Pass. It is a steep twisted section of Route 227 (Northern Negev, not far from Dimona).

Map of the area:

I remember Trollstigen in Norway. It is known due to its steep incline and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. Well, Trollstigen has good marketing. I have drove on other less known and much more dangerous roads. With more hairpin bends and steeper inclines. Ma`ale Akrabim is one of them.

View from the top:
Ma'ale Akrabim

 Mountain view (southern side):
Ma'ale Akrabim

Ma'ale Akrabim

Ma'ale Akrabim

Ma'ale Akrabim

Ma'ale Akrabim
Ma'ale Akrabim panorama
At the top of Ma`ale Akrabim there is a view point. Most of the photos were made from it:
Ma'ale Akrabim
Video of driving upwards (which is less scary than the other way around):

That’s all for today and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned! 

Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:

And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.

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