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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. http://wiki.goldcointalk.org/index.php?title=Neve_Paritzki_Israel_Celebrates_Record_Breaking_Tourism_Entry_Numbers_United_States https://algowiki.win/wiki/Post:Neve_ParitzkiJerusalem_is_the_home_of_the_worlds_first_bicycle_tunnel_in_Israel The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.


Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist place for all types of audience throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the development and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already in the city. These will be paved within the various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of 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 located in Sorek It is situated to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The works currently underway include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.