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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by all.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating historical. Elkin said that, the present, in addition to its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience within Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city with its future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks 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 stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to transform the idea of transport in Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. נווה פריצקי It will also be paved throughout the various areas. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

In the late 1990s In the 90s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now utilized as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.