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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem. The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be the most visited tourist attraction in the past. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The opening (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and in promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by 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 Lee
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.