Estimated walking time: eight hours
Start: D'vir junction on Route 40. Bus 367 from Rishon Lezion or 369 from Tel Aviv
Finish: Shoket junction - Buses 27 and 28 from Meitar to Beersheba
Level of difficulty: Straightforward, but long
Length: 29 km. (including five km. from the Trail to Shoket junction along Route 60)
Map: Scale 1:50,000, Map 12 (southern Shefela and Hebron Mountain flanks)
Bring: Three liters of water per person, a sun hat, sunscreen cream and sturdy shoes. Include a compass (vital), mobile phone, large towel, first aid kit, penknife and a powerful flashlight.
Places to visit: Tel Beersheba Archeological Park (08) 646-7286; Joe Allon Desert Center (050) 736-6125
Attractions in the area: Israel Paintball Center, Keramim (08) 659-7188.