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/ 11 miles.
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. Riding in the direction of Jordan, you will pass through the Yaela Grove, the site where Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, killed Sisera. You will then cross the fertile Jordan Valley heading towards the Jordan River. Upon reaching the Jordan River, you will cross with your horses (in the summer time you can swim in the river) and then ride to Kibbutz Degania. Kibbutz Degania was the world’s first kibbutz. There you will learn all about this unique way of life. You will sleep in a beautiful lodge in the Jordan Valley.
Riding distance: 22 km / 14 miles.
Riding: 2 - 3 hours
Today you will explore the area of Hitin horns and Arbel Stream, which is part of the Jesus Trail which is on the most historical trails. This is the trail that connects Nazareth and Capernaum. After the ride you will have the chance to swim in the sea of the Galilee near Magdala (the village of Maria Magdalena). You will stay at the cozy country lodge of Kibbutz Dalia
Riding distance: 15km / 9 miles.
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 beautidul Mediterranean's forest of Mt. Horsham, where we 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 stable. You will then be driven up Mt. Carmel to bring you to 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 Druze village of Osafia. You will sleep at Kibbutz Dalia
Riding distance: 21 km/ 13 miles.
Riding: 4 - 6 hours
In the morning you will ride through the rolling hills and groves of the Rramot Menashe National park, you will stop to explore a cave used for training in 1947 by th ePalmach, the elite fighting unit of the underground Hagannah army, You will then ride south east toward the highland of the south Carmel region and visit the Kibbutz Memorial monument before heading back to the stables at Ramot Menashe.
Riding distance: 25 km/ 15.5 miles.
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 see the western Jerusalem - The Israeli Museum and the Kneset (the Israeli Parliament) At the end of the day (around 5pm) you can be dropped back at Tel Aviv Airport or to the City
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.