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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that should be enjoyed by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction because of its rich history. Nowadays, aside from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist city for all sorts of people across Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city and the future.” I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the vision of shifting the idea of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid in its diverse neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located west of the city and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel that includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the ongoing work. The tunnel will be safe for the people to use all entire year.

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