Attractions

Azimut ATV Rides invites couples, families and groups to ride the adventure trail. Get to know the Judean mountains on trails ranging from languid to daring. Rides in the Negev also available, as well as bike rides, 4x4s, rappelling, and outdoor meals. For further details: Asaf – Azimut ATV Rides and Outdoor Activities – 972-52-2388434
Time Elevator – Tel: 972-2-6248381
Kiftzuba – extensive theme park for children, Tel: 972-2-5341210
Monkey Park – in Ben Shemen forest, Tel: 972-8-9285888
Neot Kdumim – biblical nature reserve, 972-8-9770777
Biblical Zoo, Jerusalem – 972-2-6750111
Mini-Israel – 385 amazing models of Israeli landscapes and landmarks, Tel: 972-1700-559559

Vineyards and Wineries

The Yoav-Judea wine-route The Yoav-Judea region has always abounded in vineyards, wineries, wine-presses, and ancient caves used for wine-making. The combination of history and tradition, suitable soil and climate, and devoted, professional growers, will provide for special encounters at small and medium sized boutique wineries offering wine tastings among picturesque trails. Join the local wine festival every October, featuring shows, hikes, and wine workshops for amateurs. For more information visit the Yoav-Judea wine route website: www.touryoav-wine.org.il
Flam winery – in the Kdoshim forest, Eshtaol junction. Tel: 972-2-9929923, 972-54-2113324
Latrun winery – at the Latrun monestary. Tel: 972-8-9220065
Castel winery – in moshav Ramat Raziel. Tel: 972-2-5342249
Tzora winery – in kibbutz Tzora, near Beit Shemesh. Tel: 972-2-9908261
Ella Valley winery – in kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh. Tel: 972-2-9994885
Judea winery – in moshav Shoresh. Tel: 972-2-5348175, 972-54-4638544
Tzuba winery – in kibbutz Tzuba. Tel: 972-2-5347678 , 972-54-5637920
Navot winery – north of moshav Tzlafon. Tel: 972-54-5304576, 972-2-9992291

Parks

Ein Hemed Ein Hemed national park, 7 km west of Jerusalem. The 14-acre park is abundant in lawns and picnic tables, also offering drinking fountains, toilets and playgrounds. The Kissalon stream runs through the park, overlooked by a large crusader edifice. In crusader times, Ein Hemed was called “Aqua Bellla” due to the numerous springs in the area. Four small springs still remain in the park, with the largest of them on the southern bank giving the park its name. The stream flows into several small pools along its course.

Hiking

Around Neve Ilan, Soreq Stalactite cave – a nature reserve in the Judean mountains (3 km from Beit Shemesh) Tel: 972-2-9911117 Sataf – a hiking trail in the wooded mountains among irrigated agricultural plots. The trail walks past the ruins of an ancient settlement, and two springs (Ein Bikkura and Ein Sataf). Suitable for families.