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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.


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

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was an extremely popular tourist destination in the past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and throughout the globe.”

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city as well as the ones that will be paved within its various areas. https://notes.io/qfGV7 It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

https://mooc.elte.hu/eportfolios/1230980/Home/Neve_ParitzkiJerusalem_Israels_First_Cycling_Tunnel_opens_ In the late 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

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

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.