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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem. The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which 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) along with hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction in the past. Elkin said that today in addition to its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The inauguration of [this] tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling city that is attractive to all types of audiences in Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. נווה פריצקי I invite all cyclists to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. They will be laid within the diverse areas. נווה פריצקי The objective is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.