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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that runs through the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was a popular tourist spot in the past. נווה פריצקי Today, apart from its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of people throughout Israel and all over the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to the future of Jerusalem… I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.