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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

It connects Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel’s official opening ceremony, 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) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was the most visited tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that apart from its historic treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into the Jerusalem city. “The opening of this tunnel is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of audiences throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin, whose ministry was in charge of the project with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels every year in the city’s tourism development as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past and future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The work was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

נווה פריצקי Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transportation in Jerusalem. “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing bicycle pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved throughout the city’s neighborhoods to encourage cycling among the city’s residents as well as its visitors and in promoting the green revolution of transportation in the capital city.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Road construction installation, blowers, advanced safety systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present construction. The tunnel will be safe for public to use throughout the season. You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.