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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of visitors across Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels annually in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million was invested in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the dream to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel usable to the public all year round, the works include road construction, as well as installing blowers.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.