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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the goal to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and ones that are paved in the neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round the work includes road construction and installing blowers. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.