Auto Draft

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel is the first cycle tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance can be found in Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov, and a slew of cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious past. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The opening of the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all types throughout Israel as well as around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the development of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the development of exciting attractions and ventures that connect the rich history of our capital city’s eternal past to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique nature of Old Jerusalem.”

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool to realize the idea to alter the notion of transportation across Jerusalem,” Elkin said. נווה פריצקי “The tunnel is set to connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already within the city. נווה פריצקי They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse neighborhoods. נווה פריצקי The aim is to promote cyclists in the city.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The work currently in progress includes road construction, installation of blowers as well as modern security and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for pedestrians to travel through throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel gives you access to numerous recreation sites, including Ein Kerem Neighborhood, the Biblical Zoo and Aquarium, as well as historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh or Ein Laban.