Hand picked and rigorously trained, trust worthy, capable and caring – meet our tour guides and 4X4 driving instructors
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Trains and instructs Parkour and heads the "Modi’in Parkour Team” group. Photographer and video editor, under the name - "Tzav (Turtle) Productions". Hiking from the age of 0 on the ladders of the southern streams. In the past year, he fell in love with the world of trekking alongside the 4X4 driving, and did some of the most beautiful trails in the country: the Golan Trail, the Sea to Sea Trail and the Israel Natioanl Trail.
Personal vehicle: Land Rover Discovery.
Born in 1978, resident of Nir Banim.
Married and father of three (so far).
Loves to travel at every opportunity and in every way. On foot, by bicycle or by car.
An amateur and curious carpenter who tries to keep learning all the time and in every field.
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser short 2009.
Born in 62, lives in Tel Aviv, married to Roni and father of Shir, Gil and Yonatan.
Civil engineer by education and engaged in the execution and management of construction projects.
Has been developing, over many years, his love for 4X4 driving - during trips in Israel and around the world,
and in his spare time also likes to nourish his soul with art creations in metal
Personal vehicle: Suzuki Jimny.
42 years old, from Tel Aviv, married and father of two sons + a dog, two cats and a rabbit.
Freshly retired from the Navy after 23 years of service.
Apart from a long-standing affair with the sea - deep into a huge love for off-road and car trips and whenever possible - combining them.
Personal vehicle: 120 long Land Cruiser.
47 years old, lives in Rishon, married, father of four naughty diamonds.
Holds a degree in electrical engineering, works in the Chip industry.
Loves the tranquility and scenery of the desert, the beauty of off road driving - detached from everyday life, without thinking too much.
Being in the moment, focusing on what needs to be done is very simple, and gives tremendous power.
Hobbies: Off-road driving, skiing, basketball, theater play , police volunteering.
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser Series 60 and Toyota Hilux.
Believes in the wisdom of nature that brings exactly what is needed at the right time.
Loves the desert and animals. Has been traveling a lot, over many years.
Lives in Ramat Hasharon.
Married to Michal, father of Yonatan Naama and Yael, lives in Mishmeret.
Works and lecturs in the field of industrial design.
Volunteer as mentor in "closing-ranks", a nonprofit association that supports and empowers young people who lack supportive family environment.
As the son of a paratrooper mother and a Palmakh fighter father, was thrown into hiking and off road trips at the age of 5 and became addicted.
Loves everything about food, people, books, and traveling.
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser
50 years old, married and a father of four. Lives in Salit.
Project Manager in the field of rail transport. Held several senior management positions in Israel Railways.
Chairman (volunteer) of the "Ziv Neurim" - a nonprofit organization, which provide challenging and exciting marine activities for youngsters at risk of dropping out of school, and for other special-needs groups.
Loves to go for walks, read, and everything related to the sea (above and below the water).
Still trying to find the right balance between all of the above.
Personal vehicle: Mitsubishi Pajero
Born in 1969, lives in Kibbutz Kabri
Married to Liat, father of Yahel, Ziv and Noa - Project of My Life.
Since my childhood in the kibbutz, I have been a man of nature.
In the army, I served in a Jeep unit and since then I became travel freak. I traveled the length and breadth of the country.
I really like to share my knowledge and traveling experience with other people.
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser 120 petrol.
Born in 1980, proud father of Healy and Ariel David. Lives in Oranit.
A Founding partner in a law firm, creator and producer of electronic music, a lover of hiking and nature in Israel and abroad, and feels most at home in the desert.
Strives to always see everything from the glass half full viewpoint and believes that today's expectations are tomorrow's norms.
Personal vehicle: Mitsubishi Pajero
Weather forecast enthusiat , flood chaser, ornithologist, bird and nature lover. In the culinary field, loves to prepare pastas and pizzas and smoke meat.
48 years old, married to Einat and father to Omer (19), Ido (17) and Noam (12). Manages a software team at "Western Digital" company and loves to travel in his spare time all over the country and abroad.
Believes that being a tour guide is the education for nature conservation, for knowledge and love of the country rather than the mere passing on of intellectual knowledge.
Admires Albert (as well as Aric [an iconic Israely singer] ) Einstein and believes in his motto:
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better".
59 years old, married to Gali and father to Omer and Mika + a dog, 2 cats and a sweet parrot.
Tel Avivian, MA from Tel Aviv University, volunteers in police service as well as Youth Mentoring in the ngo "Israeli spirit".
Very fond of traveling and basically in love with our little country.
Personal vehicle: Custom Nissan Patrol.
Kindergarten teacher during the day and practitioner of Chinese Medicine in the evening.
In between I try to absorb nature in every opportunity.
In love with the country - all of it, but my great love is the desert where I've been exploring trails for over 20 years. The complete silence of the desert, the open space, the ambience of power... that's all I need to clear my head and make my heart happy.
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser 155
Hobbies: Excursions in general and off road trips in particular - both SUVs and mountain bikes, reading, sports, cooking and wine culture.
Born in 1964, married to Einat and father of Gal Ido and Noga. Holds a B.A. and Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.
A former employee of Bank Hapoalim and a partner in a business consulting company.
Loves to travel in every possible way and must be on the move. "Thorns in his butt" as my wife defines it.
Faithful to one of Dr. Suss' statements (the pen name of Theodore Suss Geisel): "You're off to Great Places!"
Personal vehicle: Improved Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Born 1962. Lives in Beit Dagan. Married to Kati and father of Noa, Tomer and Idan.
Studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a bachelor's and master's degree in political science. Since 1991 works as an insurance agent.
Hobbies: guitar playing, mountain biking, scuba diving and off road trips.
Loves the version of a quote from Socrates that says: "A wise man is one who knows what he does not know".
Personal vehicle: Toyota Land Cruiser long diesel
Hobby: Navigation and maps
Bachelor's degree in Biology (.BSc) with a specialization in Ecology and Plant Sciences from Bar Ilan University and a Master's degree in zoology (.MSc) from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Hebrew University.
A big fan of off-road driving, addicted to desert roads. "My great love for tough and challenging depth hikes and accommodation in a '5 million stars' hotel outdoors and in all weather conditions ..".
Daniel loves to guide day trips and night trips.
Served in an elite army unit and has been engaged for years in operational off-road driving in the military as an army reserve soldier.
Married to Yaara and raised by 3 children.
Owns a Company for testing various materials (soil gases, air, water, radiation and more) .
Personal vehicle: 120 long Land Cruiser.
Hobbies: Off-road driving, cooking and hiking, preferably combined.
48 years old, lives in Raanana, married to Nurit, father of Itai, Noa, Yair, and Ben, and also raising two dogs - Waldo (field certified) and Carmen.
holds a degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University, and works in the chip industry.
Four years ago went from hiking to off road driving, and after being certified as a 4x4 Shvilim guide, shares his love of the country with others.
Takes every opportunity to drive and hike - in muddy roads, over sand and rocks. Prefers the desert, "dry" parking lots, a small campfire, good company, and cold beer.
Personal vehicle: Prado gasoline
Hobbies: hiking and off-road driving, mountain biking, sea in the morning and martial arts.
Father of three and grandfather of one granddaughter. Lives in Hod Hasharon and was a partner in the establishment of a Scouts Youth movement there.
Holds an MBA, works in project management and teaches mathematics voluntarily.
I exchanged the guidance of trips abroad in the past" with the love of the country and the Jeeps in the present".
And one more thing - believes in Leonardo da Vinci's statement: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
Personal vehicle: Pajero Q
Hobby: Driving trips, fishing ,, MMA, reading, trivia quizzes and more driving trips.
Lives in Moshav Benei Zion, married to Yael and father of Ofri and Amit. Both are experienced hikers / navigators at Shvilim.
Just retired from the Israel Police Force after 25 years of service in various positions.
Really enjoys the newly acquired freedom and the possibilities that it offers.
Very fond of the desert, chasing floods, certified with a diploma in making Shakshuka (a famous Israeli dish of eggs in spicy tomato souce)
Dreams of opening his own small place with excellent coffee and pampering sandwiches.
Personal vehicle: Land Rover Defender 94.
Hobby: Skiing, surfing, scuba diving and hiking.
Lives in Moshav Gan Sorek, married to Etty and father of Gal, Rif Almog and Adva.
Sergeant major in military reserve and Project Manager at a large security company.
Very fond of the sea and spaces open.
Jeep and ATVs enthusiast since childhood.
"I've been traveling for as long as I can remember myself. At a young age with my Dad and Mom in a yellow Renault 4, which was forcibly converted to a Jeep, with my nose pressed against the car window, dusty dirt roads, a flat tire. As a teenager - scouting and bicycle trails clubs. Since driving age I have been touring and traveling in and on many types of off-road bikes and cars.
I go on hikes and off-road driving trips to meet nature, what is outside - to meet myself, what's inside. A trip in nature is a change from the usual, familiar space. A trip is an opportunity to break habits, to feel different. On the trip I notice new colors in myself, in my family, in the world "
(from the introduction to the book "Car trips in the field" published by Mapa).
Yoav Kaveh, founder of the Shvilim ltd., is a veteran automotive journalist ("Kol Ha'ir", "Haaretz", "TheMarker"), has published five travel and guidance books for 4X4 vehicles, living and breathing outdoor tours, tracks and trails.
4X4 Shvilim instructors undergo extensive training of several months, followed by a long internship - and only then they are allowed to lead groups in the field.
Our guides thoroughly learn the routes, know the area, lead the group with respect and responsibly, and with a constant focus on safely.
Personal vehicle: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Hobby: love of nature, driving addict, collecting countless travel gadgets , loves cooking high quality meat.
Started his journey in the area of off road driving about 15 years ago, in Sanyung Kurdano Black with a lot of love for nature and the people around.
You will always find Oded at the end of the trip next to a piece of fine meat, a poika or a rotating skewer. Having been certified as a 4×4 Shvilim guide proudly leads a Rubicon hike refurbished with inumerable cool gadgets. Instructs the Midweek Club.
Loren Ben Sayid
Loren Ben Sayid
Personal vehicle: long open storm year 93
Hobby: hiking, skiing, hiking in general good food and good wine
Born in France, father of 6 children, active in the field of jeeps since military service. Served in an elite combat unit.
Volunteers with the Erez Rescue and Rescue Association as a ski instructor for the disabled, as well as rescue teams of Israelies who went missing abroad.
In one sentence: just loves the Land of Israel
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