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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction. The opening ceremony of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its glorious past. Elkin explained that today along with its historic treasures the tunnel project includes modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the expansion of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who’s ministry in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the modern, well-maintained route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Around NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. The paths will be paved within the various areas. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line from the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the dream of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The tunnel is safe for the people to use all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to exclusive recreation areas like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo, and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.