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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Nowadays, aside from its historical treasures the city also offers modern tourism.” Elkin said. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historic past with the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present works include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.