Mysteries of Israel | 5 days Hiking

5 days hiking

5 day Hiking in the Galilee – Coast to Coast
Crossing the Galilee from the Mediterranean Coast to the Sea of Galilee.

If you want to get to know the real countryside of Israel we invite you to take a journey to the heart of the Galilee, walk in the footsteps of Jesus and along the paths where the Jewish rabbis of the Mishna, Talmud and Kabala walked; follow the walkways that were used by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs and Turks, and which are still used today by the local population.

The Galilee countryside is the only place in Israel where different people, religions and sects coexist in peace and harmony. The Galilee is the place where you can find beautiful nature walks, natural springs and forests and plentiful wildlife. Experience the real land of Israel and its people, off the beaten path.

itinerary

Day 1. We start our 5 days walk from the city of Akko on the shores of the mediterranean sea, a 5000 year old city that was once the main port of Israel. From Akko we will walk to the village of Yasif, a Muslim – Druze village that houses an ancient Jewish cemetery. We will walk through the forests, canyons, mountains and cliffs of the western Galilee to the area of Misgav, in the heart of the Galilee and spend the night in one of the villages.

Day 2. We start at the forest of Segev, near Yavor junction, where we will visit an ancient Israeli settlement from King Solomon’s time (3,000 years ago), called Rosh Zait. From there we will walk through the forest and the new Israeli settlements of Misgav to the picturesque Arab village of Khaukab. If time allows we will visit sites in the area. From there we will walk to Yodfat – where Josephus Flavius fought the Romans, and visit the beautiful high mountain towering over the village. We will spend the night in one of the villages of the Galilee, either Jewish or Arab.

Day 3. From Yodfat we will continue walking through the beautiful countryside to the village of Araba, once an ancient Jewish village and now Arab. Then we will continue to the nearby village of Deir Hana, visit a forgotten fortress and the village mosque and church, and meet with local craftsmen. We might even have our future read by a local palm reader. We will spend the night in one of the villages in the area.

Day 4. From Deir Hana we will continue walking through ancient olive orchards to the Sea of Galilee. Our first stop will be at Ilabun, a picturesque Christian village bordering the Netofa Valley. From there we will walk through changing landscape to the Arbel Valley. Here we find the most sacred place in the world for the Druze sect, below the mountain where the crusaders and the Muslims fought their last battle. Nearby we will explore an ancient Jewish synagogue and village and see a few new Jewish settlements. We will spend the night in the area.

Day 5. Near the Arbel Valley, towering over the Sea of Galilee, are the ever-imposing Arbel cliffs.  We will visit the cliffs, which were a Jewish stronghold against the Romans, and climb down to the small village of Migdal, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. From there it’s a short walk to the beaches on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, where we will finish our tour.

 

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