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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is loved by everyone.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

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

The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists. Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the present tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration (of the tunnel) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of visitors in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the development all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the design and operation of innovative tourist attractions, ventures, and activities that connect the glorious history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I encourage the cycling community to take a relaxing and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to redefine the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be paved in the various areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי 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 project is a central tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for the public to pass through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.