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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.

The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי In the present, in addition to its historic treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the dream of changing the concept for transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its various areas. It will also increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction and installing blowers. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.