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

The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be a popular tourist spot in the past. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of audiences across Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike paths. It will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.