A new trail in the Lower Galilee, and around the Sea of Galilee, allows people to walk in Jesus’ footsteps. It was completed in advance of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit next month.
It traverses an area over a distance of more than 50 miles.
“This is the first trail in Israel marked with overseas hikers in mind, and also the first long trail that follows historical events,” explained Gili Greenbaum, marking coordinator for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.
The trail was developed by Maoz Inon, a tourism developer and owner of a guest house in Nazareth, and David Landis, an adventure sports specialist. The entrepreneurs predict that 5,000 walkers will already traverse the trail this year, and within 10 years, their number will reach 100,000 or more.
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