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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, the capital city.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

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

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the development of Jerusalem, and it’s transformation into a sought-after city to visit for all kinds of visitors across Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin who’s ministry responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I invite the cycling community to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors and in promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year. The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.