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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. It has a southern entrance within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as hundreds of cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be the most visited tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is included in the city of Jerusalem. “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all types of people throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to its future… I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to redefine the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem.” Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be made paved in its various neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to make the tunnel safer for all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.