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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel was officially opened at a formal ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all types of tourists from Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s visitors 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 invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי The paths will be paved within the various areas. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated west of the city and is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon

Current works include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use throughout the year. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.