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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. In the present, in addition to its historical treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and around the globe.” Elkin is the project’s director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths within the city, as well as those that are being constructed in its diverse areas. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and also to encourage the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

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

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh. נווה פריצקי