WALK ISRAEL 2019
ISRAEL NATIONAL TRAIL MISSION - 4rd Journey
 

 

From Tiberias to Haifa

3 November - 8 November 2019


Over the course of five years, the Walk Israel family will cover the entirety of the Israel National Trail (Hebrew: Shvil Yisrael), a 620 mile (1,009 km) hiking trail that crosses Israel from south to north. The INT spans from the resort town of Eilat, on the Red Sea, to Dan, near the Lebanese border, and links Israel’s extraordinary landscapes and human mosaics. The trail blazes through a variety of natural and human landscapes, exposing hikers to Israel's many eco-systems and habitats. National Geographic magazine called it one of the "holy grails of hikes." 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Day 1: Welcome to Israel!

13:30                     Pick up from Tel Aviv

17:00                     Pick up from Ben-Gurion Airport                                                                            Travel to the north

20:30-21:30         Dinner at the hotel

21:30-22:00         Mission opening and briefing

Overnight:          Merom Golan Resort Village

Monday, November 4, 2019 – Day 2:
Ha’arbel Mountain and Migda’al to Tiberias  

06:30                    Breakfast

08:00-13:00        Length of hike:  approximately 10 km.

                              We will offer three levels of difficulty.
                              Hiking time: 5 hours.

13:30-15:00          Lunch at Hamat Tiberias

16:00-18:00         Visit the Youth Futures program at Tzfat (Safed), a                                               Keren Hayesod-UIA supported project


Walk Israel is specially dedicated to raising funds for the Youth Futures program. This revolutionary imitative, supported by Keren Hayesod-UIA, helps empower over 12,000 at-risk children and their families in 36 locations annually. The project provides personalized attention, positive social experiences and educational enrichment that help Israeli youth to develop their strengths and bridge scholastic, social, and cultural gaps.


19:30-21:00         Dinner at Cowboys Restaurant

21:00-21:30         Briefing

Overnight:          Merom Golan Resort Village

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – Day 3:  Mount Tabor

06:30                   Breakfast and check out

07:30-13:30        Length of hike: approximately 13 km.
                             We will offer three levels of difficulty.
                             Hiking time: 6 hours.

13:30-15:00         Lunch at Derech Hatavlinim Farm

15:30-18:00         Visit the Ramat Hadassah Youth Village, a Keren Hayesod-                               UIA supported project


Youth Villages help disadvantaged Israeli youth to cope with integration difficulties, to break the cycle of poverty and to become contributing members of Israeli society. This program provides a remedial education in a supportive home atmosphere and helps these at-risk youth create a better future.


18:30                     Arrive to hotel and check in

20:00-21:00        Dinner at the hotel

21:00-21:30         Briefing

Overnight:          Dan Panorama Haifa Hotel

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Day 4:
Western Galil (Keziv, Keshet, Betset, Namer)

06:30                   Breakfast

08:00-13:30        Length of hike:  approximately 11 km.
                              We will offer three levels of difficulty.
                             Hiking time: 5 hours.

13:30-14:30         Lunch in the field

14:30-15:30         Visit Rosh Hanikra  

15:30-17:30          Special activity

19:30-21:00         Dinner at hotel

21:00-21:30         Briefing

Overnight:          Dan Panorama Haifa Hotel


Thursday, November 7, 2019 –  Day 5: Mount Carmel

07:00                    Breakfast

08:00-13:00        Length of hike:  Approximately 10 km.
                              We will offer three levels of difficulty.
                              Hiking time: 5 hours

13:00-14:00         Lunch on the trail

14:00-16:00         Rest and break

Optional: visit the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa
The Baha’I Gardens in Haifa are among the city’s most well-known attractions. The site consists of formal garden terraces around the Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel. The Baha’i World Center, the religion’s global headquarters, tends to the beautiful gardens. Both the gardens in Haifa and the Shrine of Baha’ullah in Acre were granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008.

 

18:00                     Depart hotel

19:00-22:00         Dinner and unique evening in Akko for a festive closing night

Overnight:          Dan Panorama Haifa Hotel


Friday, November 8, 2019 – Day 6: End of Mission

08:00-09:00         Breakfast

09:30                     Transportation back to Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport

 

 

 

 

END OF MISSION

 

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