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The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist spot in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that, nowadays, in addition to its historic treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as a tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

The project was financed by the Elkin’s department as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the vision to change the concept of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin emphasized. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike routes in the city as well as those that are paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel that includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, advanced safety systems , and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. נווה פריצקי The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.