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

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was a popular tourist attraction in the past. https:/ Elkin stated that, today aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the dream of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round, the works include road construction, as well as installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and also the ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי