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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycling route surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a major tourist attraction due to its rich past. Elkin said that, the present as well as its rich history, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration [of] this tunnel project is yet another milestone in the advancement of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all types of travelers from Israel and all over the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of innovative activities and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our capital city to the future of Jerusalem… I invite cyclists to enjoy the modern, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project. נווה פריצקי It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the idea to alter the concept and transport in Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. It’s designed to promote biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.