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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular city to visit for all kinds of people across Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and in the development of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located west of the city and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León

To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction and installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.