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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, has been inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. נווה פריצקי Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical time of our capital city and the future.” I invite cyclists to enjoy the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive nature of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to change the way of thinking and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s various areas. The aim is to encourage cyclists in the city.

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

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is crucial in achieving the goal to change the way transportation is thought of throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, and advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.