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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza route. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin explained that the present as well as its historical treasures the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all in Israel and around the world.

Elkin who is in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to the future. נווה פריצקי I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city and are being constructed in its diverse neighborhoods. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within the city’s residents and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

In the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction and installation of blowers. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.