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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its areas. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It is intended to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation sites such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.