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

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures, modern tourism is also incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The opening of this tunnel project is another part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of people in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and also in the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its different areas. The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the vision to change the way transportation is thought of across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are some of the ongoing projects to make the tunnel safer for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.