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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. In the present, in addition to its rich history, it also incorporates modern tourism.” נווה פריצקי Elkin said. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and around the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and its future.” I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already in the city. The paths will be paved within the diverse areas. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line towards Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.