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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. נווה פריצקי It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was an extremely popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for any kind of crowd within Israel and around the world.” The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city with the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycling routes that exist within the city. The paths will be paved in its various neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present construction. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.