Riding: No riding.
Arrival in early evening at Moshav Sharona in the lower Galilee. After introductions and explanations followed by dinner, you will enjoy an enlightening lecture on the history of Israel. Tonight you will sleep in a cosy country lodge located on the Moshav.
Riding: 3 - 4 hours
Today you will set off for your first day of trail riding in the Galilee’s beautiful natural landscape. After matching horses and tack with riders, you leave the stables in Shedmoat Devora to ride along the tributaries of the Tabor Stream, going past Kfar Keesh. You will eventually come to the Tabor Stream and visit Tel Rechesh where, according to some sources, part of King Solomon’s legendary stables were located. Afterwards, you will canter in almond orchards and fields, returning to Shedmoat Devora. Following a short break, you will drive to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of Transfiguration. Afterwards, you will continue on to Nazareth for a walking tour of the holy sites and markets. You will enjoy the unique sights, aromas and tastes of this intriguing city. A delicious dinner will be served in an authentic Bedouin village. You will return to Sharona for the night.
Riding distance: 18 km (Approx)
Riding: 3 - 5 hours
Your day will begin with a ride in the remarkable Sirin Heights to enjoy the stunning natural scenery along its streams and around its springs. You will ride to the lookout point of Mitzpe Ayloat for a breathtaking view of the Jordan Valley. Turn west and explore Ulem and Sirin Springs before arriving at the stables in Kfar Kish. You will then transfer by car towards the Jordan Valley. Upon reaching the Jordan River, you will have the chance to swim in the river before continuing to Kibbutz Degania. Kibbutz Degania was the world’s first kibbutz. Here you will learn all about this unique way of life. You will sleep in a beautiful lodge on Sharona.
Riding distance: 25km (Approx)
Riding: 2 - 3 hours
Today you will explore the area of Hitin horns and Arbel Stream, riding on the Jesus Trail which is one of the most famous historical trails. This is the trail that connects Nazareth and Capernaum.
You will then drive to Carmel, arriving in El-Muharrakah - the site where the prophet Elijah supposedly slaughtered the prophets of Baal. The views are as amazing as the biblical stories. After touring the Carmelite Monastery you will have a traditional lunch in the nearby village of Osafia.
You will settle for the evening in a cozy country lodge of Kibbutz Dalia.
Riding distance: 15km (Approx)
Riding: 3 - 5 hours
The western Carmel region is the location of this day full of adventure. You will leave the western stable at Ramot Menashe (changing horse) and then riding west towards the beautiful Mediterranean's forest of Mt. Horsham, where you will explore the trails of this all-year-round green area. Heading south toward Tzarbarin spring which was the water source for Caesarea in the Roman times. You will cross the village of Amikam and canter east along Taninim (crocodile) stream back to the stables.
After the ride you will visit the archeological site of Tel Megido (Armageddon)
You will sleep the night in Dalia.
Riding distance: 18km (Approx)
Riding: 4 - 6 hours
This will be a day devoted to the west Carmel region and the Mediterranean beach area.
Starting your ride in the prehistorical archeological site of Nahal Mearot, crossing the Hof Carmel agriculture area to arrive on this amazing beach for a lovely canter along towards the Habonim National Park where you will have chance to swim in the sea.
Continuing along the beach you will come across the fisherman village of Jeser el Zarka, finishing your beach adventure in Caesarea beach.
Your evening stay will be in Dalia.
Riding Distance 25km (Approx)
Riding: No riding.
This day is dedicated to Jerusalem. You will travel by car from the Galilee to Jerusalem. You will drive to the Old City to follow the Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus walked on his way to crucifixion. Along the way, you will visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions.
You will enjoy the legendary Humus of the old city, see the western Jerusalem - The Israeli Museum and the Kneset (the Israeli Parliament).
At the end of the day you can be dropped back at Tel Aviv Airport or to the City. No accommodation is included this evening.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.