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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is enjoyed by all.

The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction in the past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all throughout Israel and around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city with the future.” I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. Elkin said, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s diverse areas. The goal is to encourage cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the dream of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction and installation, as well as blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי