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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that is to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating history. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with its future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

In the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year. נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.