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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich past. Today, apart from its rich history the city also offers modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a a well-maintained, modern cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city as well as the ones that will be constructed within the various areas. The tunnel is intended to encourage bicycling among its residents, and also to encourage a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for everyone to use all year.

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