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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists. The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, today, apart from its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the development of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was funded by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the dream to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. The paths will be paved within the various neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
To make the tunnel usable to the public all year round the work includes road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.