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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. 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. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral 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 an ideal tourism destination for all kinds of people from Israel and around the globe.” Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and in the development of new attractions and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool in achieving our goal to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. נווה פריצקי It will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all season.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.