The most striking feature of Israel’s landscape is its variety. This small area (Smaller than New Jersey!) has a dramatic desert in the South, the Galilee & Golan mountains in the North and many historical and archeological sites that blend into the natural surroundings.
Israel & Hiking – This pairing of words may sound weird to some of you?? A tiny country without high mountain ridges – attractive for hikers?? Well, read on and see how wrong you are……
Israeli’s love their country and love to walk its trails. The countryside is crisscrossed with an impressive network of clearly waymarked and maintained trails, covering the entire country. As anywhere in the world, also here, hikers connect to fellow hikers no matter what language they speak. So 1st of all, it’s one of the best ways to meet locals in the friendliest possible atmosphere.
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However, a non-Hebrew speaking tourist will find it very difficult to obtain the information he needs to hike independently in Israel. For this reason, the “Israel by Foot” website was designed. The Website offers a wide program of Self-Guided hikes that covers the country from North to South and level ranges from easy to difficult.