Israel Trail #21: Zichron & Ramat HaNadiv
Sunday, October 22: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on our 21st stretch of the Israel Trail, to Zichron Ya’akov and Ramat HaNadiv!
This beautiful 15 kilometer trail will include a mix of nature and history. We’ll begin the day with a hot cup of coffee, then set off towards Zichron Ya’akov, a gorgeous town with tons of character. Then, we’ll make our way to the Ramat HaNadiv gardens, where we’ll explore a little and visit the tombs of the Baron Rothschild and his wife Ada. Along the way, we’ll learn about the fascinating history of the area.
Next, we’ll visit Ein Tzur spring where we can dip our feet, and then continue on to a beautiful lookout, where we’ll see the very edge of the Carmel Mountain range. The last few kilometers of the hike will take us past an old flour mill, the railway, and out of the Carmel Mountains onto flat, coastal terrain. We’ll end the day with wine and snacks to celebrate the completion of the 21st segment of the Israel Trail!
Minibus transportation available from Savidor Station (price determined based on # of participants, 110-140 NIS). This is a challenging hike for fit hikers only. This is a popular hike, so please reserve your spot early!
Prices do not include VAT.
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.