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

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once a very popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin said that today aside from its historical treasures it is also home to modern-day travelers. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the development of Jerusalem’s city Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of audiences in Israel and throughout the globe.”

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a an attractive, well-maintained cycle route, which overlooks the stunning scenery of Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as those that will paved in its areas. It’s designed to promote biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in the capital.” The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the goal of changing the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo and ancient natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban. נווה פריצקי