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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that is to be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem, the capital city.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company chairman, as well as many cyclists. נווה פריצקי Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be the most visited tourist destination during the time of its glory. Elkin stated that the current tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and incorporates modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration of this tunnel is another part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience in Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, said the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the improvement of the tourism industry in Jerusalem and also in the development of exciting activities and ventures that connect the fascinating history of our eternal capital to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing cycle routes within the city, as well as those that are being constructed in its different neighborhood. It is designed to encourage bicycling within its inhabitants, and to promote an environmentally sustainable transportation system in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is central to realizing the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
The works currently underway include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through at all times of the year. The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.