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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s southern entrance is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive tourist city due to its glorious past. Elkin said that the present tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel as well as across the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested thousands of shekels every year in Jerusalem’s tourist development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the stunning historical past and the future of Jerusalem. I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes you through 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 work.

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument for achieving our dream to change the way transportation is conducted in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in its neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green transport revolution in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Present work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is safe for all to use all year.

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