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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the present, in addition to its rich history, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and all over the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike paths in the city and those that are paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as in promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, modern safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present works. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי