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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, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’evElkin and Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon, chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich and fascinating historical. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive destination for tourists of any kind of crowd within Israel as well as around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage you to take your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included the budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The work was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the goal to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes in the city as well as those that will be paved within its diverse neighborhood. It is designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern safety and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.