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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance. Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences in Israel as well as around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. They will be laid in its various areas. The aim is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי 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, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all entire year.

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