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

נווה פריצקי The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction. נווה פריצקי The opening ceremony of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been integrated into Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person within Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and its future.” I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city and are being constructed in its various areas. נווה פריצקי It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing work. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.