Starting off in Eilat
Photo: GPO
Three-week camped stay near Dead Sea
Photo: Reuters
Mount Hermon. Final destination
Photo: Ilana Fischer

Festival walks travelers through Israel

Four-month-long Walk About Love event to open more than 620 miles of hiking paths to trek entirety of country's diverse landscape

The four-month-long Walk About Love Festival will open more than 620 miles of hiking paths to travelers to trek the entirety of Israel's diverse landscape, from February 23 to June 4.


Over the course of 100 days, participants will hike through Israel's diverse landscape of deserts, forests, rivers, lakes, beaches and mountains with the opportunity to meet local residents along the way.


The festival will start off with a two-day musical parade and opening reception at Migdalor Beach in Eilat, and guide travelers through the lunar-like landscape in Eilat to the Ramon Crater and through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem, beginning February 27.


The second leg will take hikers from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and north along the Mediterranean coastline to the Sea of Galilee and Jordan Valley to the final destination at Mount Hermon. The festival will also include a three-week camped stay near the Dead Sea, one of the finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature competition.


"The Walk About Love festival is a spectacular event that will allow travelers to experience Israel's magnificent landscape from a whole new point of view," says Haim Gutin, Israel commissioner for Tourism, North and South America. "And will provide some extra excitement for travelers arriving in Israel throughout the spring."


The festival will also includes overnight accommodations, with a jeep caravan transporting participants' personal items to and from each base camp.


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