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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourism destination for all kinds of tourists in Israel as well as around the world.” The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city and the future.” I invite cyclists to enjoy a well-maintained, modern cycle route, which overlooks the stunning landscape of Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle routes in the city as well as those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. נווה פריצקי The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.