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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds the capital city.

https://skytte-sharpe.technetbloggers.de/neve-paritzki-israel-celebrates-record-breaking-tourism-entry-numbers-from-the-united-states-1663268820 https://mooc.elte.hu/eportfolios/1081269/Home/Neve_Paritzki_Israel_celebrates_recordbreaking_tourist_entry_Numbers_from_USA It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.


“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that today aside from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all types of travelers in Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical time of our capital city and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to join us and take a ride along the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid in its various neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. http://warebuilt.com/members/neve-paritzkifqsz629ii/activity/264056/ https://www.click4r.com/posts/g/5991014/neve-paritzkithe-first-cycle-tunnel-in-israel-is-inaugurated-in-jerusalem It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood. https://canvas.instructure.com/eportfolios/1447060/Home/Neve_ParitzkiThe_first_tunnel_for_cycling_in_Israel_is_inaugurated_in_Jerusalem_ https://neve.paritzkizalk427ii.bravejournal.net/post/2022/09/15/Neve-ParitzkiJerusalem-s-first-cycling-tunnel-opened-in-Israel3