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    The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.

    The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city.

    נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

    Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

    נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Today, apart from its historical treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an ideal tourism destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the globe.”

    Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

    About NIS 25 million was invested in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

    נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous bicycle paths that are already in the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid in its various areas. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

    In the 90s 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 currently used for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

    “The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. ”

    Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

    Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all season.

    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.