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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city. The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The opening of the tunnel project is a different aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and the world.

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels every year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved throughout its various areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use all year.

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