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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable adventure on foot and in the saddle to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around Jerusalem, the capital city.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin said that today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel is a further milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of travelers from Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.נווה-פריצקיJerusalem-inaugurates-Israels-first-cycling-tunnel-10-07-2 Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in its various neighborhoods. It will also encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all year.

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