Nahal Kisalon Single-Track Bike Trail Inaugurated in Ein Rafa

Cooperation between KKL-JNF, the Matte Yehuda Regional Council and the Ein Rafa Village Committee has turned an illegal garbage dump into a scenic bicycle trail. The trail is 12 kilometers long and it passes through the beautiful scenery of Nahal Kisalon.

June 22, 2014 09:10
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Nahal Kisalon Single-Track Bike Trail-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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 The trail was developed by local KKL-JNF forest workers and volunteer youth from the village of Ein Rafa and is a welcome new addition to the diverse cycling trails developed by KKL-JNF all over Israel with the help of its friends worldwide.

The opening of the cycling trail in Nahal Kisalon was scheduled several weeks in advance, but the timing of the trail inauguration had special significance in view of the recent kidnapping of three teens in Israel. The event shed a positive light on cooperation between Jews and Arabs on environmental topics.

The cycling trail was paved thanks to a joint initiative of the Matte Yehuda Regional Council, the village of Ein Rafa and KKL-JNF, who together turned an illegal garbage dump into a beautiful tourist attraction. The endpoint of the trail is in the village of Ein Rafa, right next to the Martyrs Forest in the environs of Jerusalem.

At the inauguration ceremony for the new trail, the Head of the Matte Yehuda Regional Council, Moshe Dadon, said, “Especially in these days, our meeting here proves that there is a way that is a way of partnership, a way of working together.”

                                        For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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