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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin explained that nowadays along with its rich history the tunnel construction project includes modern tourism. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel as well as around the world.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within its areas. נווה פריצקי The goal is to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.