Easy Coastal Hike: Tel Dor and Dor HaBonim Nature Reserve
Monday, April 18th: Join Hiking the Holyland’s expert guide Ben Zaltzman on a chilled-out adventure on the coast. The day begins at Tel Dor, an ancient city whose inhabitants were once experts in the crafts of glass making (from sand) and dye-making (from sea snails). Dor was continuously inhabited throughout the ages, dating back to the ancient Canaanites and mentioned in the book of Joshua.
Now is the season for a hike in this area. Seasonal plants and wildflowers are blossoming atop the hill, and continue along the trail. After exploring Tel Dor, the hike will continue along the most impressive coastal cliffs in Israel. Watch as the waves smash against the shoreline and explore little tidal pools that form along the trail. Your guide will teach you all about the special qualities of this unique natural area, and how the nature along the coast changed life for the those who lived there throughout the ages.
This 4- 5 kilometer trail is easy, and relatively flat. There are bathrooms at the trailhead. The signup fee includes the cost of transportation back to the trailhead at the end of the day. Families are welcome! Come see one of the most beautiful spots in Israel! (Then spend the late afternoon at the beach afterwards :))Adult ticket (13 and up): 115 NIS. Child tickets (3-12): 90 NIS. Under 3 is free!
There is no organized transportation to this hike, but you can offer and request rides by putting your info into the Carpooling Spreadsheet.
My name is Ben Zaltzman, I’m a tour guide and a hiker in Israel who leads people on trails around the country.
I fell in love with nature at a young age.
While exploring the wide open spaces of nature, I came to know that it was the place where I belong.
A question I ask during our journeys is, “What happens to me in nature?”
I found secret hiking trails, discovered magical corners in the country, and have been guiding others through my experiences.
The trips I lead are about nature connection, the power of being in nature, and the changing environment.
I’m an expert at long-distance hikes. I hiked for 6 month along the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and have gone on lots of other journeys in Israel and abroad.
Tour guiding course of the ministry of tourism, birdwatching course (Israeli SPN), educational tours (ministry of education), Storytelling, hunter-gatherers life skills, group dynamics leader, tour educator (on Birthright), Nature cure & connection journey.