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

https:/ The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once very sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin declared that, in the present in addition to its historic treasures, it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who is in charge of the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the city’s tourism growth and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that link the rich history of Jerusalem to its future. I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city and are being constructed in its different neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage bicycling within the city’s residents and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 to move 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.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round The works comprise road construction, as well as installation of blowers. You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.