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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historic past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is another aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I encourage all cyclists to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was earmarked in the project, budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. The goal is to promote biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

נווה פריצקי In the late 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי