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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel located in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin stated that, today aside from its rich history, Jerusalem also incorporates modern tourists. “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem as well as its development into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry has invested thousands of shekels annually in Jerusalem’s tourist development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I invite all cyclists to come and take a ride along the new, well-maintained and modern route which overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project. Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and the ones that will be paved within its neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel. “The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced security and electrical systems to ensure the tunnel is safe for the public to pass through throughout the year.

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