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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
נווה פריצקי In the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route, which surrounds the capital, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance located in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was a popular tourist destination in the past. נווה פריצקי Nowadays, aside from its historical treasures it also has modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel project is a further part of the growth of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of exciting tourist attractions and ventures that link the glorious historical past of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

In the 1990s in the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is now used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel accessible to the general public throughout the year the work includes road construction and installation of blowers. נווה פריצקי You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.