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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once popular tourist destination because of its historical past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide.”

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the development and operation of exciting tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be the central tool for realizing our vision to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city and will be paved within its various neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage bicycling among its residents, and also to encourage an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי This plant is west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use all year. נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.