Start your trip in at Mount Hermon in Israel's far north, and work your way south.The Hermon’s highest peak is at 9230 feet, with the highest point inside Israel at Mitspe Shelagim (7,295 feet). Mount Hermon is the only place in the country with snow-skiing (winter only). In the summer you can enjoy, hiking and horseback-riding on the Hermon’s alpine slopes.
Other year-round pleasures of nature include the beautiful lake of Birket Ram, and the refreshing hike that connects the Banias River, a tributary of the Jordan at an ancient Roman site, to the thundering Banias Waterfall. Drive along the line of volcanic hills that formed the Golan Heights to the ancient site of Gamla. A Jewish stronghold over 2000 years ago, Gamla is also a haven for Griffon’s vultures that nest in the rocky cliffs.
Overnight in the Galilee Panhandle, the Hula Valley