Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

Prices

From $535USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Explore the wonders of Israel’s towering mountains and sweeping seas

Stroll the seaside promenade on the lively streets of the picturesque Mediterranean coastal town of Nahariyya.

Hike parallel to the ever-stretching Kviz stream within the natural beauty of the unique flora native to this region.

Climb 1,100m to the spectacular summit of Mount Meron, gaining access to unforgettable views in all directions.

Marvel at the geological wonders along the Amud stream, observing remarkable rock formations and prehistoric sites.

Experience the splendor of Israel’s land and sea on this 5-day self-guided hiking trip in the Northern District of Israel! Find yourself immersed not only in the natural beauty of the land but also in the rich and diverse culture of the Israeli people.

Beginning on the picturesque shores of the Mediterranean Sea, you’ll experience the region of Galilee in a truly spectacular way on this tour, all the while learning about the history of this culturally diverse nation and its prehistoric land.

Spend your days discovering ancient delights on foot, like the Monfort Crusader Castle that towers high above on the clifftops. Spend your evenings soaking up the culture of old cities and small villages along the way! The Isreal Sea to Sea Hiking Tour is the perfect blend of adventure and historical exploration.

Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Nahariya

Welcome to the beautiful city of Nahariya! Located on the Mediterranean coast, Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in Israel and boasts a myriad of lively shops and restaurants for you to explore.

A brief meeting will take place on the afternoon of Day 1 where you’ll be provided with your route maps and will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have. Get a good night’s rest for your highly anticipated first day of hiking tomorrow!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Nahariya
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Hike along the Kviz stream

Your sea to sea adventure begins today with a few different options for you to choose from.

A short ten-minute transfer will take you from your accommodation to the trailhead where your total hike for the day will be around 16 km.

This option allows you to shorten your total distance to 12 km, taking a slightly longer transfer and instead beginning your hike near Monfort (please note that this option incurs an additional cost).

For those interested in literally walking “sea to sea”, you’ll begin your journey at Nahariya Beach and walk along flat mostly dirt roads an additional 12 km to the trailhead.

Regardless of which option you choose for this day, you will encounter the natural beauty of this region as you hike parallel to the Kviz stream, ending your hike in the charming Arab village of Fassuta.
Option 2: 12 km, 4-6 hours, 500m ascent
Option 3: 28 km, 8-10 hours, 600m ascent

Overnight Location
Cabin in Fassuta
Distance
Option 1: 16 km, 5-8 hours, 600m ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Hiking Wadi Habis

Today’s hike begins on the doorstep of your accommodation! Crossing ravines and hiking rolling hills. the first half of your day will be spent making your way to the upper Kviz stream. Walking a section of the stream called Wadi Habis, a pleasant trail will lead you to the beautiful Ein Hotam spring, a perfect place to kick back and take in your surroundings.

From here, a short walk will take you into the Druze (religious minority in Israel) village of Hurfeish where you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the unique culture and cuisine of this area.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hurfeish
Distance
14 km, 5-7 hours, 350m ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Mount Meron and Amud Stream

Today will be the most challenging day of hiking but also one of the most rewarding! There are three options for today’s hike, and all will have you reaching the summit.

Hiking directly from your accommodation in Hurfeish, you’ll ascend Mount Meron.

Take a short transfer (at no extra cost) to a closer start point for your ascent.

Take a longer transfer (with additional cost) to an even closer start point for your ascent.

All options will have you ascending 800 m to the summit of Mount Meron where you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views in all directions. From the summit, you’ll descend into Nahal Amud, known as the prettiest stream in the region of Galilee.

A short climb will then bring you to tonight’s stay—the beautiful charming old quarter of the city of Safed, where the architecture is sure to take your breath away.
Option 2: 16 km, 4-5 hours, 200m of ascent
Option 3: 12 km, 3-4 hours

Overnight Location
Hotel in Safed
Distance
Option 1: 22 km, 5-6 hours, 600m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 The Sea of Galilee

Today there are two options for your final day of hiking.

Your hike this morning begins directly from your accommodation, descending back to the Amud stream at a more eastern location than where you left off yesterday. Hiking through varying climates and a variety of vegetation, you’ll pass a number of impressive geological formations.

Finally, you’ll reach the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and will have completed the classic “sea to sea” route of Northern Israel!

Option 2: 11 km hike
This option allows you to start today’s hike at the halfway point taking a transfer (at an additional cost) 9 km further along the trail to the modified start point.
Option 2: 11 km, 2-3 hours

Overnight Location
None
Distance
Option 1: 20 km, 4-5 hours
Meals
Breakfast

Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour of Northern Israel is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group, as well as the day of your tour start.
Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room.
Departures on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday:

  • Solo Traveller: $1,375USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 2: $750USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 3: $650USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 4-5: $595USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 6+: $535USD per person

Departures on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

  • Solo Traveller: $1,525USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 2: $795USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 3: $695USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 4-5: $615USD per person
  • Self-Guided Groups of 6+: $595USD per person
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Accommodation on Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

This tour is based mostly in 3-star hotels, but includes one stay in a rustic wooden cabin, and one stay in a B&B.

All accommodations offer private rooms. The hotels are equipped with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, and the wooden cabin offers basic amenities. The properties have been carefully selected and reflect the local charm of each area you are visiting. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel (depending on the departure date, this fee varies between $300USD and $350USD per person). Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Night 1

Olive Boutique Hotel in Nahariya

With several scenic beaches within walking distance of this comfortable hotel, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day of hiking! The hotel also conveniently offers a buffet breakfast.

Night 2

Wooden Cabins in Fassuta

This unique stay offers rustic wooden cabins set in the center of olive orchards surrounded by breathtaking views. A garden and swimming pool are available for guest’s use.

Night 3

B&B in Hurfeish

A homely stay awaits you at one of Hurfeish’s most popular B&Bs where you’ll have a private room and enjoy a local homecooked breakfast.

Night 4

Hotel in Safed

A comfortable hotel stay in Safed’s old quarter where you’ll be charmed by the local atmosphere and stunning architecture.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Israel Sea to Sea Tour?

Meals

4 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 4 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

A short transfer is included for hikers on day 2 and day 4. For those opting to shorten their hikes further on days 2, 4 and 5, transfers are not included. Luggage is transferred daily from accommodation to accommodation.

Also Included

  • Detailed one-on-one briefing meeting on day 1
  • GPS mobile app
  • Hiking maps
  • Hiking guidebook
  • 24/7 phone support

Not included

  • Flights to Nahariya or out of Safed
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional accommodations before the tour in Nahariya or after the tour in Safed
  • Breakfast on day 1, lunches and dinners

Optional Extras

Frequenty Asked Questions about Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

How hard is the Israel Sea to Sea Hiking tour?

We rate this tour a 3/5. Hikers should be comfortable hiking up to 10 hours, however, there are options to shorten hike times on certain days to lower the difficulty.

Do I need a visa to travel to Israel?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour?

4 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should include hiking Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Nahariya to start this tour?

Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) is the closest airport to your start point in Nahariya. The best way to get from Ben Gurion Airport is by train from Ben Gurion Airport Station to Nahariya, which takes just under 3 hours, or just over 4 hours by bus. Alternatively, you can arrange your own transportation from the airport or book airport transfers as part of your tour for an additional fee.

Where does the Israel Sea to Sea Hiking tour end?

The tour ends in the city of Safed, where you can take a combination of buses and trains from Safed Central Station to Ben Gurion Airport Station. It takes approximately 4 hours to reach Ben Gurion Airport (TLV). Alternatively, you can arrange your own transportation to the airport or book airport transfers as part of your tour for an additional fee.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Israel?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Israel?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Israel for this tour?

The best time to travel to Northern Israel for this trek is from March to April when the daytime temperatures are pleasant but not too hot yet and the area is covered in wildflowers.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour a 3/5. Hikers should be comfortable hiking up to 10 hours, however, there are options to shorten hike times on certain days to lower the difficulty.


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