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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, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin explained that the modern tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The launch (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel as well as across the globe.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a a well-maintained, modern cycling route that overlooks the distinctive landscape of Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already within the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s diverse areas. The goal is to encourage cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel. “The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon

Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.