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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason that it was a popular tourist attraction in the past. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקינווה-פריצקיThe-first-cycle-tunnel-in-Israel-opens-in-Jerusalem-10-06-2 Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that are paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round The works comprise road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.