Cycle Tour in Western Galilee - Yechiam Single and Cabri Single

Region: North, Track Duration: 2-6 Hours, Starting Point: Hashayara (column) parking lot, Ending Point: At the starting point, Track Type: Cycling
Region: North
Details

The Kabri and Yechiam routes are both started from the Hashayara parking lot, a parking lot in memory of the Yechiam column that departed from Nahariya for Kibbutz Yechiam on March 27, 1948, in Israel’s War of Independence, which was attacked en route, resulting in 47 soldiers being killed. Today, the remains of the armored vehicles from that incident may be seen.

The cycling begins on a convenient jeep trail along Wadi Gaaton. At a certain stage, one enters the river bed and rides along it, and as one progresses the landscape becomes prettier. One crosses a culvert and passes the Gaaton ruins, a place that was owned by a rich Lebanese family. After the rain, there are running springs at this site. You climb up a difficult stretch that passes on a trail of arbutus trees, which have a brown-reddish trunk and blossom in the spring with crème colored blossom, which and are the subject of many popular legends. At the end of the climb, it is advisable to stop to enjoy the unique landscape and surrounding woodland.

The route combines white paths and four pretty, challenging and enjoyable single stretches.

Products specifications
Region North
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point Hashayara (column) parking lot
Ending Point At the starting point
Difficulty Level Medium
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.2 Upper Galilee
Track Length Kabri single: 15 km, about 250 meters cumulative climb Yechiam single: 27 km, about 400 meters cumulative climb Yechiam and Kabri combined: 42 km
Track Duration 2-6 Hours
Accessibility No
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Spring
Best season Summer
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge

The Kabri and Yechiam routes are both started from the Hashayara parking lot, a parking lot in memory of the Yechiam column that departed from Nahariya for Kibbutz Yechiam on March 27, 1948, in Israel’s War of Independence, which was attacked en route, resulting in 47 soldiers being killed. Today, the remains of the armored vehicles from that incident may be seen.

The cycling begins on a convenient jeep trail along Wadi Gaaton. At a certain stage, one enters the river bed and rides along it, and as one progresses the landscape becomes prettier. One crosses a culvert and passes the Gaaton ruins, a place that was owned by a rich Lebanese family. After the rain, there are running springs at this site. You climb up a difficult stretch that passes on a trail of arbutus trees, which have a brown-reddish trunk and blossom in the spring with crème colored blossom, which and are the subject of many popular legends. At the end of the climb, it is advisable to stop to enjoy the unique landscape and surrounding woodland.

The route combines white paths and four pretty, challenging and enjoyable single stretches.

Products specifications
Region North
Track Type Cycling
Starting Point Hashayara (column) parking lot
Ending Point At the starting point
Difficulty Level Medium
Hiking Maps and Topographic Map no.2 Upper Galilee
Track Length Kabri single: 15 km, about 250 meters cumulative climb Yechiam single: 27 km, about 400 meters cumulative climb Yechiam and Kabri combined: 42 km
Track Duration 2-6 Hours
Accessibility No
Track Outline Circular
Best season Autumn
Best season Spring
Best season Summer
Suitable for Picnics Yes
Drinkable Water Available
Parking Yes
Bathing Waters No
Campsite No
Admission Charge Free of Charge