Israel’s Jesus Trail

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Visitors to Israel can hike on the Jesus Trail, which follows the path Jesus is believed to have walked from Nazareth to Capernaum at the Sea of Galilee.

The full, self-guided hike along the main, 60-kilometer (37-mile) route takes three to five days. (Maps of short segments for day hikers are available.) The trail passes Mount Tabor, Cana, the Horns of Hattin, Mount Arbel, Magdala, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes, with paths branching off to points of interest.

There is no fee to walk the trail, but two national parks along the way charge entry fees. Estimated travel costs range from $50 per person per day (for dorms, buses, packed lunches, etc.) to $150 per person per day (for hotels, taxis, restaurant meals, etc.). Guided group hiking tours are planned.

Info on accommodations, transport and hiking plus free small maps and GPS coordinates are available (visit http://jesustrail.com or phone, in US, 215/948-2125). Also, “Hiking the Jesus Trail” by David Landis ($10.95 paperback) includes tips, itineraries and full maps.

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Visitors to Israel can hike on the Jesus Trail, which follows the path Jesus is believed to have walked from Nazareth to Capernaum at the Sea of Galilee.

The full, self-guided hike along the main, 60-kilometer (37-mile) route takes three to five days. (Maps of short segments for day hikers are available.) The trail passes Mount Tabor, Cana, the Horns of Hattin, Mount Arbel, Magdala, Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes, with paths branching off to points of interest.

There is no fee to walk the trail, but two national parks along the way charge entry fees. Estimated travel costs range from $50 per person per day (for dorms, buses, packed lunches, etc.) to $150 per person per day (for hotels, taxis, restaurant meals, etc.). Guided group hiking tours are planned.

Info on accommodations, transport and hiking plus free small maps and GPS coordinates are available (visit http://jesustrail.com or phone, in US, 215/948-2125). Also, “Hiking the Jesus Trail” by David Landis ($10.95 paperback) includes tips, itineraries and full maps.