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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone.
נווה פריצקי As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

The opening ceremony of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists.

The city’s rich history was a reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is yet another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin is the project’s director. project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in the city’s tourism growth and the development of innovative activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. I encourage all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. נווה פריצקי It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved throughout the city’s numerous areas. The objective is to promote cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. נווה פריצקי It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.