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.
Continue to the Hula Valley Nature Reserve. The reserve has lovely walking trails, including a "floating bridge" over the wetland, and special lookout points where visitors can observe the avian wildlife.
In the spring of 1994 another stage in the campaign to restore natural balance in the Hula Valley was completed: the re-flooding of 250 acres now known as Lake Agmon, located approximately two kilometers north of the Hula Nature Reserve. Visitors can visit the re-flooded area to appreciate nature’s powers.
While at the Hula Valley Nature reserve don’t forget to stop at Oforia, a fun multimedia display that tells the story of the migratory route across the region and the millions of birds that use it.
Continue south to Israel’s largest fresh-water lake, the Sea of Galilee.
Overnight around the Sea of Galilee