JNF establishes 32 km. bike path in Ben Shemen Forest

28.12.2011                      02.Tewet. 5772                       Channuka 8

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JNF establishes 32 km. bike path in Ben Shemen Forest

The trails were designed by architect Otto Friedman, who specializes in planning bike paths.

The Jewish National Fund opened a NIS 1 million, 32-kilometer, dual-path bike trail on Monday that winds through the western portion of the Ben Shemen Forest and continues on through the Modi’in area, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Recognizing the increased popularity the sport has taken on among the Israeli public, JNF was aiming to respond to the high demand while continuing to protect nature by launching these paths, according to the group. The bike route begins with the 10 km., circular Herzl trail, an intermediate level riding path that goes through ancient Cyprus Pine forest of Ben Shemen. After about seven kilometers, the Herzl trail connects to the 25 km. circular Anava trail – creating one of the longest continuous bike paths in Israel, a release from JNF said….