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Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

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Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

We are going from Eilat to Neot Samadar and then onwards to MizpemRamon. I see that there are

Two route possible for the first leg to Neot Samadar -- 90 and 12. Is one more scenic or quicker than the other? Also, 12 runs along the Egylptian border fora while -- are there security concerns? We have plenty of time and would prefer the scenic route, provided there are no compelling reasons not to take. It.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

I would recommend you stick to Highway 90 and avoid 12.

There have been problems in the past and there were periods of time when 12 was closed to civilian traffic or that traffic has been limited. Since you will probably not be following the news carefully when you are here it would be disconcerting at best to start out on one route and then find you have to detour.

Better to have a plan set and go that way.

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2. Re: Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

Avoid route no. 12. It is scenic and I have gone that way a few years ago. These days it might get closed due to military considerations so why risk it. At Neot Smadar make sure to taste their icecream. apricot or plum flavors.

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3. Re: Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

Use road #90 and after 51km turn left to #40 (near the village Lotan).

you can view this route at http://goo.gl/maps/6bnIN

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4. Re: Eilat to Neot Samadar: which Route?

Road 12 is no more scenic than 90 and has a new fence along it so there isn't even a possibility of really enjoying the view or stopping to take a more indepth look, plus the risk of it being closed for security reasons.

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