Join us for a Tiyul hiking through surprising new archaeological discoveries in the Gush Etzion area. We will hike through incredible agricultural landscapes and have the opportunity to dip into amazing springs.
Following the hike, we will all gather at the Kfar Etzion Field School Sukkah for a catered BBQ lunch. After lunch, we will split into two groups where each group will visit both the Gush Etzion Winery for wine tasting and the Gush Etzion Heritage site to learn about the incredible Zionist story of the area.
About the hike: We will go from Horbat Hilal in Bat Ayin, to Ein Hovala and the old Mashuot Yitzhak, from there we will descend to Ein Sejme and Ein Dubek and end at Kfar Etzion Square. While we hike we will be led by professional guides (in English) who will share insight about the Jewish settlement in Mount Hebron throughout history, and about the fall of the Gush and its rebirth.
9:00: Buses from Tel Aviv and Givat Shmuel Depart
9:30: Buses from Jerusalem Depart
10:30: Arrive for hike
13:30: BBQ Sukkah Lunch in Kfar Etzion
15:30: Gush Etzion Heritage Center Visit and Wine Tasting at the Gush Etzion Winery (Split into two groups)
17:30: End of Tiyul – Buses Return
*The schedule is subject to change
Cost: 60 NIS – subsidized cost includes bus transportation, catered BBQ lunch, Gush Etzion Wine, and the Gush Etzion Heritage Center Visit. Lone Soldiers and B’not Sherut Bodedot are free!
Please make sure to bring water, hat, sunscreen, snacks and good hiking/walking shoes.
Bus meeting locations:
Tel Aviv: 9:00 AM Arlozorov Train Station. Please meet at the entrance to the train station.
Jerusalem: 9:30 AM Inbal Hotel
Givat Shmuel: 9:00 AM – Bar Ilan main gate across from the Aroma
The guides, medic, guard, and the entire BBQ are being provided by the Kfar Etzion Field School.
All of the meat and chicken for the BBQ is mehadrin.
This Tiyul is for Olim, Internationals and Israelis in their 20’s and 30’s.
We are limited to 150 registrants for this tiyul. First come, first serve.
Make sure to sign up before we fill up!