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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with the future.” נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. The paths will be paved in its diverse neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round the work includes road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.