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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique riding and hiking experience for the enjoyment of
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was opened as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entry point can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious history. נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is a different element of the development of Jerusalem. It transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience within Israel, and worldwide.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions which connect the rich past of Jerusalem’s eternal city to the future”. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a beautiful and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 for the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. “The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument for achieving the idea to alter the notion of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid in its numerous neighborhoods. The aim is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the dream of changing the transportation concept all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the present works. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.