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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entry point is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. נווה פריצקי It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich past. In the present, in addition to its historical treasures the city also offers modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors as well as in promoting the green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of transforming the concept of transportation all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use during the entire 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.