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

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel within Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination because of its rich history. Elkin said that, nowadays along with its historic treasures, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel and around the world. Elkin, whose ministry was responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development and also in the creation of new activities and ventures that will connect the magnificent historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I encourage cyclists to take advantage of a the modern, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. נווה פריצקי The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project.

Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the goal to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that are paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors and promoting the green transportation revolution in the capital city.”

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

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure to use during the entire year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.