The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding. The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvNv7Qfm7eu1nMArSzmfQQ/videos Jerusalem was once a popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. "The opening of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and it's transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone throughout Israel and the world.

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and in the creation of new attractions and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem... I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. https://saloona.co.il/blog/%D7%90%D7%98%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%91%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%95%D7%94-%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A6%D7%A7%D7%99/ https://www.makorrishon.co.il/mumlazim/523585/ The project was financed by the Elkin's department and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to alter the concept and transport throughout Jerusalem. https://www.news1.co.il/ShowArticles.aspx?docId=156564&subjectId=26&ShowAll=True "The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and ones that are paved in its areas. The goal is to promote biking among its residents and promote the green movement in Jerusalem."

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to Sorek's purification plant.

"The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation system. "

iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/c6lwMSJfGow" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.


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