Family Adventures in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Feb 24, 2014 8:30:36 PM

Experience Israel Adventure Sports

Despite the fact that Israel is only about the size of New Jersey, it has such a broad range of natural terrains that are worth seeing for anyone! Israel has beautiful deserts in the south, waterfalls and mountains in the north, and exciting hiking trails in the center. One of the best ways to tour Israel and see all that it has to offer is through immersing in its natural resources.

We highly recommend these trails to anyone: beginners wanting a taste of nature or expert adventurers thirsting for a rush. There is something for everyone!

Bike Trails

Whether it is the Israeli invention of cardboard bikes or the green bikes that line the streets of Tel Aviv, Israelis are always cycling around as they explore the country. Follow the locals to these exciting bike trails in some of Israel’s most scenic spots!

Israel Adventure sports Coastal biking Biking along the coast

Northern Israel

1. Ofer Forest and Nof Carmel
Location: Carmel Mountains
What You'll See: Unique wildlife and the Mediterranean Sea of Haifa
Level: Beginner to Advanced

2. Shvil Sovev Kinneret
Location: Sea of Galilee
What You'll See: A breathtaking view on a 60 km trail surrounding the sea
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Central Israel

1. Park Hayarkon
Location: Tel Aviv
What You’ll See: Lots of locals enjoying the Yarkon River and the Tel Aviv Port
Level: Beginner

2. Metropolitan Park
Location: Jerusalem
What You’ll See: Scenic ancient hills and winding bike paths
Level: Beginner

israel adventure sports wildlife biking Wildlife, up close and personal

Southern Israel

1. Ramon Crater
Location: Mitzpe Ramon
What You’ll See: Rocky desert mountains surrounding a unique geological phenomena
Level: Beginner to Advanced

2. Wadi Trail
Location: Sde Boker
What You’ll See: Mountains and remnants of a kibbutz near David Ben-Gurion’s home
Level: Beginner to Advanced

ATV / Jeep Trails

There’s nothing like exploring rocky terrain in a fast ATV or Jeep! To add more fun and activity to your Israel touring experience, try some of these incredible, adrenaline-inducing ATV and Jeep rides.

Northern Israel
1. Moshav Dishon
Location: Upper Galilee
What You’ll See: A green hilly terrain surrounding the Dishon River
Level: Beginner to Advanced

2. Moshav Ramot Naftali
Location: Upper Galilee
What You’ll See: Birds in the Hula Valley and the Ramim Mountain Range
Level: Beginner to Advanced

israel adventure sports jeep family Adventurous fun for the whole family

Central Israel
1. Givat Massuah
Location: Jerusalem
What You’ll See: The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and beautiful historic mountains
Level: Beginner

2. Moshav Herut
Location: Sharon Plain
What You’ll See: Advanced Israeli technology through riding the “Tomcar” in this charming village
Level: Intermediate

Southern Israel
1. Eilat Mountain Reserve
Location: Eilat
What You’ll See: Dry river beds and the remarkable Red Canyon
Level: Beginner

2. Qumran Caves
Location: Judean Desert
What You’ll See: Biblical caves where Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Level: Beginner

Rock Climbing / Rappelling Trails

Explore Israel’s caves and canyons on its rock climbing or rappelling trails for a memorable experience! For a challenge filled with adrenaline and adventure, check out these amazing rock climbing and rappelling locations.

Israel adventure sports rappelling climbing Rappelling success!

Northern Israel

1. Black Canyon
Location: Golan Heights
What You’ll See: Volcanic stone canyon full of waterfalls
Level: Expert

2. Rainbow Cave
Location: Adamit Mountain Ridge
What You’ll See: A rainbow-like arch with amazing views of the Galilee
Level: Intermediate

Central Israel
1. Ein Farah
Location: Judean Desert
What You’ll See: Canyon in a national park full of eucalyptus trees and water pools
Level:  Beginner

2. Luzit Cave
Location: Moshav Luzit
What You’ll See: A chain of connected caves made out of limestone
Level: Beginner

Southern Israel

1. Nachal Rachaf
Location: Judean Desert
What You’ll See: Waterfalls, breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, wildlife
Level: Intermediate - Expert

2. Nachal Tamarim
Location: Judean Desert
What You’ll See: Dry waterfalls with a view of the Dead Sea and Jordanian Mountains
Level: Intermediate - Expert

 

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