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Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the enjoyment of

In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction. The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich history. נווה פריצקי In the present, in addition to its historical treasures the city also offers modern tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an ideal tourism destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new attractions and ventures which will link the amazing historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved within the numerous areas. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently used as an infrastructure Tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern electrical and safety systems, to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.