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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

https://anotepad.com/notes/mkg3njbr It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been integrated into the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a desirable tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved in the various areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.


נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel usable to the public year-round the work includes road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.