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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the growth of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of visitors in Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the modern, well-maintained route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in its areas. It is intended to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

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 is also home to the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing works. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.