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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. The tunnel’s southern entry point is located in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long, was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that nowadays, in addition to its historical treasures, the tunnel project also includes modern tourism. “The opening of this tunnel project is another stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of people in Israel and around the globe.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin who’s ministry spearheaded the project along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested thousands of shekels each year in Jerusalem’s tourist development and in the development of new activities and ventures which will link the amazing historic past with the the future of Jerusalem. I encourage the cycling community to ride a secure and modern route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike paths. It will also be made paved in its various areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward Sorek’s purification plant. “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an important tool in realizing the vision of transforming the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all year.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas such as the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, along with the historic natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.