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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 is the first bicycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length. “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist destination due to its glorious past. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The launch of the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the magnificent historical time of our capital city with the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to join us and take a ride along a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the project. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is a central tool to realize the dream to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located west of the city and is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through all year round.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to many recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.