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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience. The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of tourists from Israel and all over the world.” Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods in the hope of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as encouraging the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.