Family & Xtreme at the Ramin Plateau
Type: Extreme; Hiking on Foot.
Information: Open autumn, spring, summer.
About the Route: About 800 meters
back & forth. Walk from the parking area along a well-kempt path, from
beyond the old quarry until the beginning of the extreme activities area. Once
there, those that want to be observers can do so, while the others can descend
and climb the ladders that have been put in place. Keep an eye on your
How to get there: Drive along the
Yiftakh-Manara section of Road #886, two km. north of Kibbutz Yiftakh, until
reaching the entrance to the military base.
Ferrata - "The King’s Highway”
Information:Open throughout the year; entrance fee; must be booked in advance.
Route: Israel’s first Via Ferrata was named "The King’s Highway,” a play of
words on the name of the late Nir Melekh (”melech” is Hebrew for "king”), after
whom it was named. An on-site plaque (in Hebrew) memorializing Melekh, reads: "…a
dear friend and professional, who fell to his death in 2006 amid preparations
for an Xtreme activity in Keshet Cave.”
What is a
Via Ferrata and whom does it suit?
Ferrata, which is Italian for Iron Road, is the term used to name a mountainous
hiking path that requires a combination of technique, assistance and security
and that enables hikers to climb vertically with the aid of stakes and ladders
while secured by a steel cable that stretches the length of the route. The
local version is a two-km circular route. It is suitable for children from the
age of 8, guiding is by professionals and all safety and climbing equipment is provided.
get there: Near Kibbutz Manara - details provided when booking the activity.
addition: Walking shoes are a necessity, as is the ability to walk along steep
further information and reservations: Yoav - Tel: 054-6746440.
Xtreme Slides - Manara Cliff
Information: Open throughout the year; entrance fee.
About the Route: The slides (for visitors four years and older) are located at the Manara Cliff’s lower station, at the exit from Kiryat Shmona. The lines may be long on Saturdays and Jewish/Israeli holidays, so try to arrive in the evening (the slides operate after nightfall too). The experience and the adrenalin rush are worth the cost of admission.
How to get there (via Waze): Manara Cliff - Lower.
In addition: You also can take the cable car and look out over the valley - and also stop off for other Manara Cliff activities when they are open.
Food en route: Buza food & ice cream compound at Goma Junction; hummus at Kfar Giladi.
Road - Naftali Hills
Type:Touring by Car.
Information:Open throughout the year.
Route: About 10 km.
get there: The Naftali Hills landscape road begins about 300 meters north of
the route, continuing until Kibbutz Kfar Giladi. The route features observation
points, picnic areas, a section that runs underneath the Manara cable car, a
pine forest and views of the cliffs of the Ramim Plateau and Hula Valley. The
road is suitable for all vehicles, and the views from it is breathtaking.
addition: During spring, cyclamens carpet the ground along the route. When the
route comes to an end, near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, visitors may continue on foot
until the Statues Garden.
Courtyard - Path of the Wounded
Type:Israeli Heritage; Hiking on Foot.
Information:Open throughout the year; entrance fee; must be reserved in advance.
Route: A circular route - about two km.
get there: The Tel Hai Courtyard, on the western campus of Tel Hai College,
featuring a multimedia presentation, museum and nighttime oil lamp tours.
addition: The Kfar Giladi chicken coops route - boutiques, Udiz Beer Brewery
and fascinating tours of Kfar Giladi’s British Mandate-period hiding place for weapons.
Telephone numbers to
book reservations: 04-6951333; 052-2512915.