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

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and many cyclists.

נווה פריצקי The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. In the present, in addition to its rich history the city also offers modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a key tool in realizing the vision of changing the concept for transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city as well as those that will be paved within its various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is intended to encourage cycling within its inhabitants, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

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, which is located to the west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Current works include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for everyone to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.