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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd in Israel, and worldwide.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital with its future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be paved in its different neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation. “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.