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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that is to be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened 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. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem. The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and thousands of cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its historic treasures, modern tourism is also included in the city of Jerusalem. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of the city of Jerusalem as well as its development into a dazzling tourist city for all types of people throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

נווה פריצקי The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, that connect the magnificent historical history of our capital city with its future.” I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved in its numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing works to make the tunnel safer for all seasons. The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to a variety of recreational sites, such as Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.