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“Who would have thought that there was world class mountain biking in the desert?”
Review of Wadi Degla

Wadi Degla
Ranked #74 of 312 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: Located only 15 minutes from the Cairo suburb of Maadi, this rugged valley contains a wide variety of animal life including deer, hares, red foxes, reptiles, Egyptian turtles, twelve species of resident and migrant birds and 64 kinds of plants.
Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Who would have thought that there was world class mountain biking in the desert?”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wadi Degla is on the outskirts of Cairo, and is a world away from the hustle and bussle of everyday life. The Wadi (valley) is a popular area for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. All of whom share common trails and tracks. Some of the more technical runs and rides offer heart stopping ascents and descents. The views from the upper rims are absolutely fantastic. Who would have thought that a desert could be so beautiful? In summer the heat stops most folks from venturing too far, but in the fall and Spring...WOW, the trails are endless. So if you are looking for a close easy escape take a trip to the Wadi...you will enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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London
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic for Mountain Biking and Hiking!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Beautiful terrain and lots of MTB trails that stretch for miles in all directions. Easy routes in the bottom or more difficult routes up top.

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wadi Degla”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

We often walk there with a group of fellow Hash House Harriers. It is very rocky, barren and there are really few marked trails. It cost 5le for a car and 5le per person in the car. There are no restroom facilities and it is very hot in the summer.

Visited May 2012
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Thank WoodlandsKiki
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cairo
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“egypt as natural rock”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

there were no services in the wadi but if you are into waking and climbing hills and finding peace and quite it is a great place to go to. i really enjoyed riding my bicycle and climbing the hills there. N.B. it is better with friends.

Visited March 2012
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Thank mayada13
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Kairo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice but”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

The Wadi Digla is or could be a very nice place.There are some disadvantages: First I do not understand why this protectorat can be visited by car. On weekends there are too many cars in the wadi. The wadi is littered with plasticbags, plastic and glasbottles, broken bottles and other garbage. Any car, passing the gate should pay additional LE 25.- and should get a garbagebag. When the visitors with the car leave the wadi they should return the carbage in the bag and would get LE 15.- back. This is just an idea but something should be done to avoid more and more garbage in the wadi

Visited February 2012
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