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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

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

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and the world.

Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various neighborhoods. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and also houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation blowers and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure to use throughout the year.

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