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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration [of] this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers from Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the dream to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי The paths will be paved within the numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek, which is located west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.