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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

The city’s rich history was a reason why it was an extremely popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital with the future.” I invite all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport 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. The plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Construction of roads installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing work. The tunnel will be safe for 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, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.