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The Kerem Tunnel is a great location to go on a hike or 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 along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin said that, nowadays along with its rich history the tunnel construction project incorporates modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of [this] tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist city for all types of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.” נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the stunning historical past and future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. The paths will be paved in its diverse areas. The aim is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

In the 1990s in the 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.