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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is loved by everyone.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated. The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is about half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) along with hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich historical. Elkin said that, today along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience within Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin, who heads the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and in the creation innovative activities and ventures that tie the glory historical past of Jerusalem to the future. I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which is connected to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle paths in the city and those that will be paved in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and encouraging the green transportation revolution in the capital city.” The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present work. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all season.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.