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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique adventure in hiking and riding for the enjoyment of
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, the capital city.

The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists. The city’s rich history was a reason why it was a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. In the present, in addition to its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.