Moving time  one hour 55 minutes

Time  4 hours 12 minutes

Coordinates 1215

Uploaded December 5, 2019

Recorded November 2019

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near Arbel, Northern District (Israel)

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Mount Arbel is a mountain in Lower Galilee near Tiberias in Israel, with high cliffs, views of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, trails to a cave-fortress and the ruins of an ancient synagogue. Mount Arbel sits in front of Mount Nitai, its cliffs were created as a result of the Jordan Valley Fault and the geological faults produced by the valleys.

The area was declared as Mount Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve in 1967, it is a perfect enclave to enjoy beautiful observations, hiking trails, archeology and biblical history, and is the only approved place for the base jump in Israel.

The peak, at 181 meters above sea level (380 meters above the surrounding area), dominates the surroundings (much of the area is below sea level) and from the observation post at the top of the mountain, almost the entire Galilee in the Golan Heights including Safed, Tiberias and most of the Sea of Galilee, is visible.

In the mountain itself, several natural caves that were used as homes are excavated - houses have been documented on the Jewish cliffs dating from the Second Temple era in the area. The existing fortification walls that protect some of these caves are from the 17th century. On this mountain we find the ruins of an ancient synagogue of the fourth century AD with benches and columns,

This place was the scene of multiple battles between Herod's troops and the Jews.

THE ROUTE;

In a small parking lot, near the ruins of one of the Palestinian populations disappeared after the war of 1948 begins our road.

From there, and walking along with centuries-old olive groves, we will begin the descent through the ravines that enter a beautiful Mediterranean valley and that runs between Mount Nitai and the Arbel, separated by an earthquake in the eighth century before our era. Along the way we can see remains of Jewish graves.

We follow the path and we settle in some natural caves that are rehabilitating.

Little by little we will begin our ascent to Mount Arbel, the most identifiable rock massif around the Sea of Galilee. From its summit we will be able to admire the impressive views that unite the lands of Galilee with those of the Golan, in a journey loaded with archaeological remains.

From there we begin the descent by marked area to the parking lot at the entrance to the park and from there a small section by road to the other parking lot where we leave the car.
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INICIO DEL SENDERO EN LA CARRETERA

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PANORAMICAS INICIO DEL SENDERO

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TUMBAS JUDIAS EN EL CAMINO

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TUMBAS DE SANTOS JUDIOS EN EL CAMINO

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SENDERO

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CORONA DE CRISTO

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SEÑAL DEL CAMINO DE JESUS QUE RECORRE ISRRAEL DE NORTE A SUR

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CAMINO DE SUBIDA

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CUEVAS NATURALES QUE SE UTILIZABAN COMO VIVIENDAS

In the mountain itself several natural caves have been excavated and used as homes, expanded from natural caves. Homes on Jewish cliffs dating from the Second Temple era in the area have been documented. The existing fortification walls that protect some of these caves are from the 17th century.
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DESVIO PARA SUBIUDA A CUEVAS FORTALEZA

In the mountain itself several natural caves have been excavated and used as homes, expanded from natural caves. Homes on Jewish cliffs dating from the Second Temple era in the area have been documented. The existing fortification walls that protect some of these caves are from the 17th century.
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PANORAMICAS DESDE LA FORTALEZA

Archaeological site

CAMINANDO POR LA CUEVA FORTALEZA

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PANORAMICAS DEL MAR DE GALILEA

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SUBIDA AL MONTE ARBEL

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PANORAMICAS DESDE CIMA MONTE ARBEL

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ZONA PICNIC Y ENTRADA PARQUE

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TRAMO CARRETERA PARA BAJAR AL OTRO PARKING DE INICIO Y FIN DE RUTA

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