AACI Netanya – Two-Day Galilee Hike – Postponed   

Locations: Mount Meiron, Western Galilee


Join us for two fun-filled days of hiking in the Galilee to discover parts of the iconic Sea to Sea trail. Enjoy overnight at The Eilon Travel Hotel.

Guide: Dani Margolis.

Monday 4 May – Nachal Kziv, Western Galilee
Our bus will take us north to hike in one of the main watercourses of the Western Galilee, a valley collecting water falling west of Mount Meiron and flowing out to the Mediterranean Sea.

We begin near the community of Hila and descend into the valley under a canopy of dense forest. The descent is quite steep. Once we reach the valley floor we will visit the spring of Ein Tamir for a short break and enjoy the waters. Then we will turn west, follow the water on a winding path next to and through pools of water.  We finish by climbing out to the Goren Park, a steep but short ascent. Above the valley, we will be rewarded with a great view of the crusader Monfort Castle.  Our bus will collect us and take us for our overnight stay at Eilon Travel Hotel at Kibbutz Eilon. After supper, there will be an evening program.

Hike duration:  Approximately 5 hours (Includes optional bathing time)

Hike distance: 7 km. Elevation: 600m Descent: 400m

Tuesday 5 May
Mount Meiron to Meiron
After breakfast our bus will take us to the field school of Mount Meiron where we start our hike and climb through the forest to the peak. We will hike the loop trail affording excellent views of the north, then descend through the fields and orchards to the village of Meiron. We will visit the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai famed for his powers of Kabbalah. At the end of our hike, our bus will collect us and bring us back to Netanya.

Hike duration: Approximately 6 hours

Hike distance: 11 km Elevation: 280m Descent: 900m

All participants must be in good health and prepared and able to hike.

Equipment for hiking : Good walking boots or shoes. Comfortable day backpack  to carry  lunch, snacks and at least 2 liters of water, towel if swimming, hat and sunscreen. Walking poles optional.  Separate overnight bag will be transported on bus.

Price per person sharing double room: AACI Members NIS 800 Non-members: additional NIS 50 Single Supplement: NIS 240

The price includes a non-refundable reservation fee of NIS 100 per person.

Depart: Netanya Kikar 7.30am Monday 4 May Return: Netanya approx. 6:30pm Tuesday 5 May   

Price includes: Transport to and from Netanya, guide, HB accommodation at The Eilon – Travel Hotel at Kibbutz Eilon, packed lunch on 5 May.

Price excludes: Lunch on 4 May.  (Please bring a picnic lunch for first day).

Transport from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ra’anana to meet the Netanya bus available at extra cost.

Minimum number of participants required. Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

All participants must complete a registration form.

For further details and to register please contact our Box Office (09 8330950 or