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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction. On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. The city’s rich history was a reason that it was the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that, today, apart from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. נווה פריצקי “The opening of the tunnel is an additional aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all across Israel and the world.

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with its future.” I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem. The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin said. “The new tunnel, which will connect to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors as well as promoting the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

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

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to ensure the tunnel is safe throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel 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.