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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that is to be loved by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, and many cyclists. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for all types of audience throughout Israel and around the world.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green transport revolution in the capital.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.