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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be located in Nahal Ein Kerem.

Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) and hundreds more cyclists. “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The launch (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem and the transformation of Jerusalem into a popular tourist city for all sorts of audiences in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry had invested hundreds of millions of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and also in the creation of new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting the future of Jerusalem. I encourage the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. נווה פריצקי Elkin stressed the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to change the way we think about transport in Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its areas. It is intended to promote biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green movement in the capital.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current works include road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems in order to ensure that the tunnel is secure for people to walk through throughout the year.

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