Reaching to the sky at Etgar-Bahar Rope Park in Kibbutz Sasa
Etgar-Bahar is the largest rope park in Israel. It was begun as a project for the kids of the kibbutz but expanded when its potential was realized. The main attractions are a “high trail” with 16 different challenging bridges all 3 to 10 meters above ground for children 9 and above (minimum height 1.35 meters) and adults, an omega, and 10-meter climbing wall. There is also a medium trail for children 6 to 9 years and a children’s trail for 3 to 6-year-olds with a mini-rope park.
Time: Reckon on about 2 hours.
Directions: Enter “Sasa” into Waze and follow the directions once you are inside the kibbutz. There is a parking lot outside the rope park.
Admission. The facility opens at 9.00 a.m. and the last admission is at 1.00 p.m. It is closed on Saturday. There are shaded picnic tables outside the park. There is a kiosk selling drinks and snack foods. It is advised to check before coming as the place may close because of the weather or a private group. Prices vary from 130 NIS which includes a zipline and climb to 80 NIS for younger children. There is a 20 NIS charge for those accompanying. Discounted prices are available through their website. Their phone number is 050 306 9922. This is their website.
Public transport: There is a frequent bus between Nahariya and Safed that stops at the Sasa Interchange. From here it is a 900-meter/11-minute walk to the kibbutz.
The setting is a shaded pine forest overlooking the Galilee and Lebanon. The highest safety standards are adhered to. All children receive instruction and are fitted with a helmet and harness.