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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first cycle tunnel in Israel was opened in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital city.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious historical. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that apart from its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive tourist place for every kind of person within Israel as well as around the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which responsible for the project along in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical history of our capital city and the future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25,000,000 to the project. Work was performed by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to change the way we think about transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the new tunnel is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. It 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 1990s to move the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek, which is located just west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel that also houses the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee

Current projects include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.