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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that today aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel project [is] another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for every kind of person throughout Israel, and worldwide.” Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the dream of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year, the works include road construction as well as the installing blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.