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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

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

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

Jerusalem was once a very well-known tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin stated that nowadays along with its historical treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of our eternal city to the future”. I would like to invite cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to redefine the idea of transport in Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. The goal is to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. נווה פריצקי The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous places to relax, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium and also historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.