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
Ministry of Tourism
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.