A little country without high mountains – attractive for walkers??
Well, continue reading and see how incorrect you are……….
Israeli’s love their country and want to walk its tracks. The countryside is crisscrossed with an extraordinary network of well waymarked and looked after trails, covering the complete country. As all over the world, also here, hikers hook up to fellow hikers whatever dialect they speak. So 1st of all, it’s one of the better ways to meet local people in the friendliest possible atmosphere.
The most attractive feature of Israel’s scenery is its variety. This small area (Smaller than NJ) has a remarkable desert in the South, the Galilee & Golan mountains in the North and many historical and archaeological sites that mix in to the natural surroundings.
The Negev is one of the very most hiking-friendly deserts in world, and by far the friendliest one closest to European countries. You almost certainly know the sensation when the alpine path goes above the tree lines the way the views are revealed. Well, in the desert you are on a regular basis above the trees (Which don’t exist) with the remarkable views encircling you. Between the high ridges we walk in Steep colorful canyons. When you have not hiked a desert before, expect a unique experience. (Have a look at some fantastic Walking Options in the Negev Desert).
Another very special feature of the surroundings is the richness and variety of flowers. During the period of January- March, wildflowers bloom in a number of forms and colors that will impress and overwhelm your senses. Regardless of Israel’s very small area, it includes about 2500 varieties, weighed against only 1500 types in the British Islands that are more than ten times greater in area. (Choose the hikes in the Galilee area to enjoy it)
History – In lots of hikes, you will see along your way, early synagogues, Crusader fortresses, ancient monasteries and Nabatean cities blended in to the panorama around them.
Hiking is an excellent way to Spice-Up a typical stop by at Jerusalem, Eilat, Tiberias and other popular vacationer locations. Within a brief driving a car distance from just about any place, you will get great options for a full-day or half-day hike in any way levels, from easy to extreme.
And lastly, we likewise have the elements on our part. The winter calendar months, which present unfavorable backpacking conditions generally in most northern countries, will be the best period to hike in Israel. The summertime month are too hot for a significant hike, but there are many choices for brief and easy “Wet” hikes which include wading and going swimming opportunities.
Hope to see you soon on our paths…………..