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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone. The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially opened by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, and many cyclists. Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination because of its rich historical. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism,” Elkin said. “The opening of this tunnel project is another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of travelers throughout Israel and all over the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism, and also in the creation of innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city with its future.” I would like to invite cyclists to enjoy a safe and modernized route that will take you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million for the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the vision to change the concept of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. Elkin stated that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transportation in the capital.

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

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use throughout the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.