Backpackers from Israel and abroad are invited to embark an 11 week adventure walking the Israel National Trail. WalkAboutLove offers an opportunity to discover Israel through a combination of stunning nature, rich culture, deep history and unique traditions.
(Communicated by the Ministry of Tourism)
On March 5, 2015, backpackers from Israel and abroad are invited to embark an 11 week adventure walking the Israel National Trail that takes the participant from Eilat through the Mitzpe Ramon Crater, the Arava Desert and Negev up to Jerusalem, Caesarea, the lush Galilee and Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights ending at Mount Hermon.
WalkAboutLove is a nonprofit organization that offers those interested in Israeli culture and hiking in Israel an opportunity to discover Israel through a combination of stunning nature, rich culture, deep history and unique traditions. Participants can choose between participating in the full 11 weeks or less time (minimum 10 days) and no prior hiking experience is required.
Walk About Love takes care of all the logistics, from transferring the participant’s personal pack from campsite to campsite, preparing food, providing water, mattresses for sleeping as well as bonfires in the evening and warm campfires throughout the night. After an early wakeup and musical sunrise, participants break camp, eat breakfast, and set out on the day’s journey. Each daily trail section is about 10-12 km.
Established in 2008, WalkAboutLove offers organized journeys along the Israel National Trail. The hike attracts both Israelis and tourists from around the world from diverse backgrounds and ages. During the weekend a large tent is set up and lectures and workshops are run together. Evenings are spent around the bonfire and participants are encouraged to bring musical instruments for evening entertainment and group singing. WalkAboutLove is available to participants who are 18 years of age and older or children fit for the hike accompanied by at least one parent. On average, there are between 35-55 people in a group at any one time, but WalkAboutLove has 500 participants a year on this eleven week hike.