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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי 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 opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 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.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project is another step in the development of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all types of people throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”


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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction, as well as installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי