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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by all.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was a popular tourist spot during the time of its glory. Nowadays, aside from its historical treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist destination for all kinds of audiences in Israel as well as around the globe.” Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels each year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning nature of Old Jerusalem.

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

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city as well as the ones that are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage cycling within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transportation in Jerusalem.” The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood. נווה פריצקי