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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable hike and riding experience for the advantage of
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital. The tunnel is located through the Nahal-Refaim-Emek-Motza path. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov, Gihon Water Company Chairman, and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason why it was an extremely popular tourist destination during the time of its glory. Today, apart from its rich history, it also incorporates modern-day tourism.” Elkin said. “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into a dazzling tourist city for all types of audiences throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city and its future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful, well-maintained route that overlooks 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 done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and ones that are paved in its areas. It’s designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green transport revolution in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation, blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing construction. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots – including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium as well as the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.