trails angels

The Trail’s Angels

Trail angels are good people along the Israel National Trail (INT) who open their hearts and their homes for hikers on the trail, free of charge. There are places that charge low prices – they are listed on a separate page. You will be staying at private homes, rooms in Kibutzim, or sleep on the back or front lawn in your sleeping bag. In most places you can take a shower, use the rest rooms, sometimes use the Internet and occasionally cook your dinner inside the house. In some places you can have breakfast for a low fee.

Please contact the trail angel at least 48 hours prior to arrival and not after 21:00.

If you need to cancel your arrival please call the trail angel as soon as possible.

Some trail angels observe the Shabbat (Saturday)and Jewish Holidays, they are identified on the list as SHO. In such cases we kindly ask you to arrive on Friday at least 1 hour before sunset and to stay until after sunset on Saturday. If the (religious) trail angel lives close to the INT they will usually not object if you leave the house on Saturday morning on foot. Please inquire when contacting the trail angels. Do not call places where the Shabbat and Jewish holidays are observed, between: Friday 1 hour before sunset to Saturday 1 hour after sunset. The same rules apply to Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year), Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. Please arrive and leave at a reasonable time of the day. Do not smoke while staying with a trail angel. On the morning of your departure please clean the room and leave it in a proper condition. Most trail angels are not charging for the stay but they do have to maintain the place. It is common, not required, to leave a gratuity of NIS 20 per person or more when you leave.

In the desert there are several water caching and pickup service providers, this service is not free of charge.

Abbreviations:

  • Mail Drop – MD
  • Laundry – L
  • Internet – I
  • Shower – S
  • Meals – Not free of charge  – M
  • Saturdays and Holidays Observed. – SHO Indicates a religious family/community. Please do not call on Jewish holidays and eves. They will usually host for the duration of the holiday.

From Kibbutz Dan to Yagur

From Haifa to Tel Aviv

From Ramat Gan to Beit Guvrin
From Lakish to Eilat

 

*This page uses material from the “INT Trail Angels” page on the וויקישביל at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License
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