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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by everyone. As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. נווה פריצקי Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its glorious history. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital with the future.” I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to come and take a ride along the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was invested in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths in the city and are being constructed in its various areas. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and to promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure the tunnel is safe for all year.

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