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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially 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.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist destination in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical history of our capital city with the future.” I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to change the way of thinking and transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, and will be constructed within the diverse neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage cycling within its inhabitants, and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move the main sewers 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 is a vital tool in achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, modern safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.