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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by all. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin explained that today, in addition to its historic treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction and installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.