Outdoor Empowerment Journeys in Israel 


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Journeys

Walk Israel’s wild paths, experiencing a journey that embodies your coming of age.

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Empowerment Journeys

Immerse yourself in a powerful journey of growth and metaphor as you hike through the Judean hills towards Jerusalem.. 

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Survival Journeys

Learn survival skills that give you tools and confidence relevant to all aspects of your life. The course is taught in the Carmel Mountains where the prophet Elijah triumphed over pagan leaders..

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Spiritual Journeys

Hike the ancient trails travelled by prophets, biblical heroes and spiritual leaders. Experience places of deep spiritual significance.

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Family Journeys

Become closer to those most important to you as you experience a tailor-made family adventure. Revitalize family interaction and compensate for communication and time lost to smart phones and computers.

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A new way to see Israel off the beaten path.

Gideon Journeys provides hiking trips and empowerment journeys in Israel’s most special natural places. Our journeys not only take travelers through places of exceptional beauty, but also lead them through areas of unique spiritual, historical and cultural significance. Begin your hike on the shores of the Dead Sea and ascend via an ancient desert spring to the heights of Massada. Walk the path of Samson, from Tzora to Eshta’ol. Follow the Jesus Trail to Capernaum. Hike the Israel National trail from the Judean Hills into Jerusalem or travel northeast from Tel Megiddo to the Sea of Galilee.


Our Founder

Hi, I'm Gideon.   Four years ago I decided to follow my passion for the outdoors in a professional context, transitioning to the education field. After three years as a wilderness empowerment instructor at a non-profit foundation, I forged my own path and created Gideon Journeys. I am certified to guide by the Wingate Institute, Israel’s leading sports education college.


"I strongly recommend Gideon as a hike leader. I have been fortunate to go on several hikes led by Gideon. Whether a day walk or a several day hike, he plans the hike in detail, prioritizes safety, adapts the hike to suit the age and capability of the hikers, and has a wealth of knowledge about hiking and the outdoors. He is responsible, friendly and modest. I look forward to joining Gideon on more of his hike journeys and recommend that you do too."

David Bagraim

"Working with Gideon is fantastic. The process he puts together is really amazing. He is very creative in his thinking and thorough. He does a great job. Everyone received a level of individual empowerment and at the same time the group dynamics were fantastic."

Mordechai Cohen - Head of Alexander Muss High School in Israel


I had the privilege of taking part in one of Gideon's hikes across Israel....best guide I could ever have and I unreservedly recommend him!

Steven Flax - Partner, Aron Bakst Financial Services