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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the 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 once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Today, apart from its historic treasures the city also offers modern tourism,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the development Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and the world.

Elkin his ministry, which in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the development of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as those that will be paved within its different areas. It is designed to encourage bicycle riding within its inhabitants, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the goal of transforming the concept of transportation across Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use throughout the year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.