A new expanded section of the Abraham Path has just been mapped out in the Negev desert!
The seven-day route takes walkers from Abraham’s Well in Beersheva to views overlooking the Dead Sea at the ancient site of Masada. The rugged landscape of the Negev provides a veritable playground for outdoor adventure, with stunning canyons, refreshing oases and fascinating historical sites. The area is also home to over 160,000 Bedouin, nomadic people who keep alive a rich heritage of desert culture, as well as a variety of Jewish and Muslim communities. Apart from heritage sites, walkers will almost certainly spot shepherds tending sheep, goats and camels.
The Abraham Path Initiative worked with Trails Committee of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, the Sidreh Bedouin women’s association, and the community of Lakiya to mark the last portion of the trail with painted blazes, making this 7-stage route the first completely waymarked section of the Abraham Path in the Negev!
We have detailed topographical maps and GPS tracks which you can download directly from our website so you can start your journey. You can prepare for your trip by reading up on the places you’ll find along the way, accommodation options, andtransportation tips particular to this section of the Abraham Path.
Several informal weekend walks are planned for January 2014 on the following dates:
Sunday, January 19
Friday, January 24 to Saturday, January 25
Friday, January 31 OR Saturday, February 1
More details available on our website. Join us!