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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or ride.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists. Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be an extremely popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, today in addition to its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types in Israel as well as around the world. Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of 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 work.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. נווה פריצקי These will be paved throughout the city’s various areas. נווה פריצקי The objective is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant. “The Kerem tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי