Mount Tavor to Daburia

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  • Author: CMplugins
  • Created: November 21, 2015
  • Updated: November 27, 2018
Route type: Bike
Difficulty grade: 1) Easy
  • Distance 5 km
  • Duration 1 h 11 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 213 m
  • Peak 405 m
  • Climb 39 m
  • Descent 232 m

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Mount Tabor is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. It was the site of the Mount Tabor battle between Barak under the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah, and the army of Jabin commanded by Sisera, in the mid 12th century BC. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is also known as Har Tavor, Itabyrium, Jebel et-Tur, and the Mount of Transfiguration

The track which surrounds the mountain passes in well-developed Mediterranean woodlands. the color marking alternates to green at the eastern part of the track. Behind the monastery its possible to see remnants from the First Jewish–Roman War. In the path there is a view of the Jezreel Valley, Mount Gilboa, Samaria mountains, Mount Carmel, the Golan Heights, Gilead, the Lower Galilee and the Upper Galilee. On days with good visibility one could also see the Mount Hermon.