The route of the Gospel Trail follows the path which Jesus walked at age 30 after leaving Nazareth, as related by the New Testament.
The trail, which runs for 63 kilometers, starts at Mount Precipice just outside Nazareth and continues eastwards down to Capernaum, taking in a number of Christian holy sites.
These include the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount; Magdala (Migdal today) the home of Mary Magadelene; Tabgha, the site of the Feeding of the Five Thousand; and Capernaum, where Jesus established his ministry and met his first disciple Peter.
The trail can be traveled by car, bicycle, or on foot. The ministry says it is working on a program to encourage entrepreneurs to develop tourist facilities to provide services for those walking the trail.