Israel Outdoor Adventures in Galilee

River Rafting in Galilee © israeltourism

Galilee is renowned for its natural beauty and ancient biblical sites and landscapes. The region is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and eco-tourists and there are many fun outdoor adventures on offer, including horse riding, cycling, 4x4 tours, kayaking, river-rafting, camping and hiking.

Seasoned kayakers and rafters will find the white-water in the area tame and there are few challenges for experienced paddlers. For families and groups looking for amateur rafting fun, river trips in Galilee are very popular. Kfar Blum Kayaks have been operating in the area since 1986 and offer both sedate family paddling trips and more exciting options for thrill-seekers. They raft mainly on the Jordan River and tributaries like Hatzbani and Banias. The main draw card of these excursions is the beautiful scenery through which visitors paddle. It is possible to try out all sorts of other adventure activities from the Kfar Blum base camp, like climbing walls, zip lines, rope bridges and even archery.

Jeep and 4x4 tours are also an exciting way to explore the region and there are a few operators working in eastern and upper Galilee and the Golan Heights that take travellers through the rugged and breath-taking landscapes in 4x4s. There are many different routes, covering various historical and religious sites as well as natural features of the region. This option is great for those looking to experience the biblical landscapes in relative peace because the vehicles tend to travel off the beaten tourist track.