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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the enjoyment of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its rich past. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. “The launch (of the tunnel) is a further step in the development of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of audiences in Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, in the hope of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season. The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.