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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

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. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that, today aside from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all types of tourists in Israel and around the globe.” Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the design and operation of innovative attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future”. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through all year round. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.