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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as many cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin explained that nowadays as well as its historic treasures the tunnel project incorporates modern-day tourism. https://www.openlearning.com/u/mcclearybjerg-rjbrwv/blog/NeveParitzkiJerusalemIsTheSiteOfIsraelSFirstBicycleTunnel0 “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. נווה פריצקי I invite the cycling community to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

https://www.click4r.com/posts/g/6296561/neve-paritzki-israel-celebrates-record-breaking-tourism-entry-from-the-united-states Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and the ones that will be laid in its various neighborhoods, with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”


The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing construction. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, as well as the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.