Preliminary day-by-day program
Day 1 - Arrival at Moshav Sharona in the lower Galilee in the early evening. After an introduction and information session, dinner will be served. You will then get a lecture on the history of Israel.
Day 2 - Today is the first day of riding through Galilee’s beautiful landscape. After the horses and riders are matched, you will leave the stables of Shedmoat Devora to ride along the Tabor River's tributaries and pass Kfar Keesh. When you finally reach Tabor, you will visit Tel Rechesh that, according to some sources, formed part of King Solomon's legendary stables. After the visit, you can gallop through almond groves and fields on the way back to Shedmoat Devora. After a short break, you will be taken to Mount Tabor, where you will visit "The Church of the Transfiguration." You then continue to Nazareth for a guided tour of sacred sites and markets. Dinner is served in an authentic Bedouin tent before returning to Sharona to spend the night. (about 18 km / 11 miles riding)
Day 3 - The day starts with a ride in Sirin Heights, where you will enjoy stunning views along with rivers and natural sources. You ride to the Mitzpe Ayloat lookout for a great view of the Jordan Valley. The ride continues then in the direction of Jordan, you pass through Yaela Grove where Jael, wife of Heber the Kainite, killed Sisera. You will then cross the Jordan Valley in the direction of the Jordan River. When you reach the Jordan River, you will cross it with the horses (in summer you swim with the horses in the river) and then proceed to the Kibbutz Degania. Kibbutz Degania was the world's first kibbutz (a small collective agricultural and industrial community). There, you will learn about this unique way of life. You spend the night in the Jordan Valley. (about 22 km / 14 miles riding)
Day 4 - In this day we explore the area of Hitin horns, and Arbel stream. Actually, we will ride today on the Jesus Trail which is one of the most famous historical trails, the trail that connect between Nazareth and Capernaum. Then we will Driving to the Carmel pick and will arrive 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 located there, we will have a traditional lunch in the nearby Druze village of Osafia.
You sleep in the cozy country lodge of Kibbutz Dalia.
Length of riding day – 15 km
Day 5 - The western Carmel region is the location of this day full of adventure. We will leave our western stable at Ramot Menashe (changing horse today) and then we will ride west toward the beautiful Mediterranean's forest of Mt.Horshan , we will explore the trails of this all year green area, then we will be heading south toward Tzabarin spring which was the water source for Caesarea at the Roman times. We will cross the village of Amikam and canter east along Taninim (crocodile) stream back to our stable. After the ride we will visit the archeological site of Tel Megido (Armageddon)
Night sleeping in Dalia
Length of riding day – 18 km
Day 6 - This day will be devoted to the to the west Carmel region and to the Mediterranean beach area. We will start our ride the prehistoric archeological site of Nahal Mearot. We will visit this amazing site and then we will start to ride toward the Mediterranean beach, we will cross the Hof Carmel agriculture area and then we will arrive to the beach. We will canter across this amazing beach toward Habonim National Park, then we have the chance to have a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. We will continue to ride along the beach and cross the fisherman village of Jeser el Zarka and then we will finish our beach adventure in Caesarea beach.
Night sleep in Dalia
Length of riding day– 25 km
Day 7 - Today is dedicated to Jerusalem. You be taken from the Kibbutz Dalia to Jerusalem. You pass through the "Old City" and then follow the Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus walked on his way to the crucifixion. On the way, you will visit the three holy sites of the three monotheistic religions. Since it's Friday, you will get to experience the special atmosphere when the holy city is getting ready for the Sabbath. Jerusalem on a Friday is the perfect way to end your Israeli adventure. About 5:00pm, the program ends and you are driven to and dropped off at the airport or in Tel Aviv about 5:00pm.
(The program is subject to change due to local circumstances beyond our control)