With spring just around the corner, the weather in Israel is perfect for enjoying the outdoors and getting back to nature.
Before the short, but icy winter melts into the fierce summer heat, Israel’s Heschel Center for Environmental Leadership will be teaming up with Hazon in New York for a four-day hike along the northern stretch of Shvil Yisrael, the Israel National Trail next week (23 to 27 March).
Walking For A Sustainable Future For Israel will bring hikers from across the world to experience some of the most breathtaking natural spaces in the country as well as to support the two environmental organisations.
Starting from the Dishon Valley not far from the Lebanese border, the trek will run to the Sea of Galilee, taking in the Amud River as well as the ancient city of Tzfat and Mount Meron, the highest peak in the Upper Galillee, on route. Wow.
A limited number of places are still available for the hike as well the popular Hazon/Arava Institute Israel Bike Ride in May. Israel is certainly best experienced on two-wheels or by foot so, needless to say, I’m a little green with envy of the hikers. Maybe next year!