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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction. The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists. The city’s rich history was a reason that it was the most visited tourist attraction in the past. Elkin explained that today as well as its rich history, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the expansion of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of visitors across Israel and around the globe.” Elkin his ministry, which spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי It is intended to encourage cycling among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of 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 a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.