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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.


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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי http://warebuilt.com/members/neve-paritzkiztpk034bb/activity/252206/ “The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of Jerusalem’s tourism in all its aspects and also in the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

https://mooc.elte.hu/eportfolios/1033875/Home/Neve_Paritzki_Israel_celebrates_recordbreaking_entry_into_tourism_From_the_United_States Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. It will also be paved throughout its different neighborhoods. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for pedestrians to travel through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8866415