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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its rich past. Elkin stated that nowadays along with its historical treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for any kind of crowd in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new activities and ventures that connect the stunning historic past with the future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

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

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in Jerusalem.”

In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the dream of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round the work includes road construction, as well as installing blowers.

נווה פריצקי Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.