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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. Elkin said that, nowadays as well as its historic treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all types of travelers from Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Present works include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.