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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

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

The opening ceremony of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. Elkin stated that the present as well as its historical treasures, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for everyone throughout Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” נווה פריצקי I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the vision to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already within the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s various neighborhoods. The aim is to promote cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers and advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.