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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the 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 by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the development of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist city for all types of people in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital and the future.” I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as in promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current construction. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.