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Hike Metrics
Distance9.5 Km
Short versions3.5 - 6.5 Km
Climb170 m
BestDec - Apr
PossibleAll Year
Start PointGoogle-Maps-icon-2020
Start PointGoogle-Maps-icon-2020
Hike Description

Desert camping and logstic support for hikers and bikers in Israel

How to Make Camping Comfortable

Camping is a great way to get into the outdoors, slow down, and enjoy time with friends and family. However, camping can also get uncomfortable, cold, and wet in winter without the right gear and planning. (For example, if you plan to tackle the Golan Trail during February-March when it is the most attractive). You can get by with minimal gear and prep, but if you’re car camping or glamping, these tips will help you have a comfortable and fun experience!

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A Watch Tower from King Hezekiah period was exposed by IDF paratroopers

Soldiers and officers from the Paratroopers brigade and the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered the tower, which was apparently used to transmit messages through beacons.

Watch tower from the 9th century BCE in southern Israel
Photo courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

An observation tower from the days of Hezekiah the King was recently exposed in archeological excavations made by soldiers of the Paratroopers brigade. This is part of the activities of the “IDF Defense for Nature – Officers taking responsibility for the environment” project, led by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Archaeologists estimate that the tower, which was built in the 8th century BCE, was established at a high geographic point and used to transmit messages through beacons.
The tower allows observation of the Hebron Mountains, the Judean plain and the surrounding area of Ashkelon that was an important town of the Philistine enemy. It was built of exceptionally large stones, some of which reach 8 tons and rise to a height of about 2 meters
About 150 soldiers and officers from the Paratroopers Brigade participated in the excavation over a period of several months. The project was established in 2014 with the aim of encouraging officers and soldiers to be actively involved in preserving the natural, landscape and heritage values in their surroundings. Today, 60 centers of activity operate throughout the country.

Israeli soldiers in the excavation
Photo courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

“The IDF, as a melting pot for the diverse Israeli population, is a unique meeting point for people from all parts of the country, through which environmental activities create a strong connection with them,” said Guy Salai, the project manager for Israel Antiquities Authority.

Spring in Northern Israel

Spring Journey 2019

16 days of a unique Hiking Journey.
Following the susses of the 2017 & 2018 Spring journeys Hiking festival, the 2019 journey will take place 22/3-6/4.

The participants will enjoy a life changing adventure, 16 days of unique hiking journey. Starting from mount Hermon  all the way down to the Sea of Galilee. The walk is together, but each one can walk in his own pace. The trails pass through streams and springs. mountains, hills and meadows. The Spring Journey, is a hiking adventure in the heart of the wild nature of the northern region of  Israel.
With people from all over the world, far away from the noisy city, busy roads and endless temptations. In the journey we will walk through untouched, challenging and amazing trails with beautiful spots and many springs and streams.

Above Hula Valley

Unique activities like jam sessions next to the fire, Yoga workouts next to the water, massage therapy, foraging workshop and more… , are mixed between the hikes.

Each week is divided into 5 days hiking and a weekend of relaxation, including a Shabat dinner.

A Logistic team will accompany the trek and will be carrying the personal equipment and big bags, and take care for food and additional needs.
16 days, 130 KM, 20 spring and streams, and one big love to the Nature.

Waterfall in the Golan

The price is includes all the logistic, food, concerts, massage therapy and workshops!

Registration for all the journey:  – 135 ILS per day

Registration for several days (minimum 4 days):  – 165 ILS per day

Registration for at least a week:  – 150 ILS per day

Details and registration: The Spring Journey

Israel Sea Trail - Hike along Israel mediterraneancoast line

Israel mediterranean Sea Trail

A Walking Trail From Rosh Hanikra To Kibbutz Zikim

The Israel National Mediterranean Sea Trail is an exciting new ecotourism initiative that adds a new element to Israel’s impressive line-up of epic nature trails. An opportunity for hikers to enjoy and hike long Israel’s beautiful coastline

Israel is a hiker’s paradise. The country is crisscrossed with recreational trails that feature historic sites, scenic landscapes, lush riverbeds and unique geological formations. From local routes that are suitable for family outings to more demanding epic trails that are
perfect for seasoned hikers, Israel offers a large variety of options for an avid and growing population of users. The Israel National Mediterranean Sea Trail is an
exciting new ecotourism initiative that adds a new element to Israel’s impressive line-up of nature trails-an opportunity for hikers to enjoy and hike along Israel’s beautiful coastline. Designed to attract Israelis and tourists from around the world, the 240 km (150 mile) long Sea Trail will begin at the white chalk cliffs and spectacular grottos of Rosh Hanikra in the north and extend to the sandy, golden beaches of Kibbutz Zikim
in the south. Along the way, hikers will visit a range of educational sites and experience Israel’s unique marine and coastal environment. The trail will feature
interesting shoreline bypasses not accessible to hikers, such as power stations
and ports. The new Israel National Mediterranean Sea Trail will serve as another bridge connecting Israelis and foreign visitors to the land, our history and our national heritage.


Map of the new Israel mediterranean coast trail
Proposed Map of the Trail


Stage 1 – Formulating concepts; identifying and contacting potential partners; preparing a pilot trail in the Hof HaCarmel area; and producing marketing materials. (carried out during 2017).
Stage 2 – Establishing ties with local authorities, communities and governmental organizations to advance the project; securing funding for the project; developing website and the navigational apps for hikers; and launching the Hof HaCarmel pilot trail.
(to be carried out during 2017/2018).
Stage 3 – Preparing and establishing the trail along the whole. of the Israeli Mediterranean coast. (4 years).

The first 34 Kilometers (Near Haifa) of the trail will be marked during 2019!!

Get the taste of it with our Dor-Habonim Hike.

Typical scenery on the hiking trail
A cove near Dor Beach

For information about how you can support the Israel National Mediterranean Sea Trail project please contact Office of the Vice President for Resource Development and External Relations:
Tel: (04) 824-0093 | vice-president@univ.haifa.ac.il
Prof. Noga Collins-Kreiner: nogack@geo.haifa.ac.il
Dr. Ellik Adler: ellik.adler@gmail.com

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