Renewed cycling trail at Be'eri Forest

Monday, August 15, 2016

KKL-JNF recently renewed the cycling trails in Be’eri Forest, one of the first forests in Israel in which KKL-JNF advanced its policy of encouraging bicycling in parks and forests throughout the country.

KKL-JNF Renewing Cycling Trails in Beeri Forest

A decade since developing the cycling trails in Beeri Forest, KKL-JNF has decided to renew them, to install new signposts and to provide cyclers with new maps for free.

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Danny Beller

Beeri forest. Photo: KKL-JNF Archive
Beeri Forest in the Western Negev has always attracted many visitors and cyclers. Thirteen years ago, KKL-JNF responded to the cyclers, who had been forging routes in the forest, and began creating permanent routes in the area for the benefit of hikers and cyclers. Beeri Forest was one of the first forests in Israel where KKL-JNF initiated proper cycling trails marked with signposts, and KKL-JNF has now decided to repair and upgrade the elementary and intermediate routes there. Consequently, some trail segments have been moved, and new signposts have been installed as well as updated entrance signs. A single track cycling route in Shokeda Forest was joined to the older routes, and now those interested in a long day of cycling may combine the different routes.

Galit Buzaglo, the KKL-JNF Community and Forest Coordinator in the Western Negev, said, “We’ve made changes on all the cycling routes in Beeri Forest, including tens of kilometers of routes with different levels of difficulty. We’ve also started the  project to install new signposts on all the routes. Cyclers and hikers are welcome to a new map of the routes, which is available at the bicycle shop at the entrance to Kibbutz Beeri, and on the KKL-JNF cycling website.”

The cycling trails in Beeri Forest are open to the public. More information about the cycling trails in Beeri Forest and in other locations in Israel is available on the KKL-JNF cycling website: www.eyarok.