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

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem. On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin explained that today along with its historical treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel and all over the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city with the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycling routes that exist in the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse areas. The goal is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

In the late 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer for all seasons. The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.