About Us

“Israel by Foot” was developed to enable the independent tourist to easily “spice-up” a “standard” tour in Israel with real Nature & hiking experiences.

Welcome to Israel by Foot.
Do you want to spice up you stay in Israel with a few hikes?
Or explore very unique places that are “off the beaten track”?
Well, if you do, you came exactly to the right place!
My name is Erez, and would like to tell you a bit about this website and why I created it.

I am not a professional tour guide, just an ordinary guy who loves nature and loves to hike.
I had been walking the trails of this country for decades now, and I can tell you for sure, that one of the most unlikely things to find on a trail in Israel, is a foreign tourist.

When I tried to understand the reason for this my conclusion was clear. There is almost no information about this topic if you can’t read Hebrew! So finally, last year, in 2018 I decided to take on myself a mission to develop Israel by Foot, that will serve as a platform for travelers that want experience Israel off beaten track.

With Israel by foot you will reach Secret Spots, or visit well known sites (Like Masada for example) in a completely fresh way. You will reach these amazing spots and have them all for your self or share them with a bunch of locals.

The website offers 3 main options to explore Israel’s nature. The 1st one is Self-Guided hikes. Each hike includes detailed information alongside a high quality English hiking map.
They come also with a GPS file that can be used on a standard mobile navigation app.
The hiking program covers all regions of the country, and varies in difficulty level from easy strolls up to full day tough hikes.

Hiking Map Example

In addition, to serve people that are not confident enough to hike independently we run a regular program of weekly guided group hikes. They are led by expert local guides and are also a great way to meet fellow hikers from other countries.

Another option we offer is a program of Self-Guided Road-Trips. These trips mix scenic driving with several short hikes along the drive to visit unique hidden spots and special view-points.

All the information is offered on the website for free. But for just 5$ (the price of a cup of coffee), you can download our detailed English hiking maps & GPS data. Or you can choose to Join one of our guides and hike with a group. Does not matter what you choose. We want you to explore, go outdoors, have fun.

For more hardcore hikers we offer a program of “Inn to Inn” Self-Guided Multi-Days Treks. The trekking service includes pleasant, hiker friendly accommodations, luggage transfer and 24/7 support.

And see you on the trails……………….

About Myself

View of Masada from Elazar Mountain
View From Elazar Mountain

My name is Erez Speiser. I was born in Israel in 1966, living now in Rakefet (Lower Galilee). By education I am a mechanical engineer. For the last decade I hold a marketing position in a multi-national metal-cutting tools company.
However, my true Passion had always been nature and outdoors. I Enjoy Hiking, Mountain biking, Wind Surfing & Stand-Up Paddling.
I Love Israel and its nature and since 2018 I started to put my skills, passion and knowledge into promoting Hiking tourism in the country through this website.
The website is “solo built” gradually by myself without any assistance.  (writing, Mapping, Graphics and Web design).
Contact: ersp1966@gmail.com