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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that should be loved by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital. The tunnel is a link between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated in a 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 hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel project [is] another part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive tourist place for all types of audience in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of new activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. It will also be made paved in its various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all seasons.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.