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The Kerem Tunnel offers a unique trail and riding experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of the 42-kilometer cycle route which circles the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was officially inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister ZeevElkin. It was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company chairman, and many cyclists.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its glorious history. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historic treasures the modern tourist industry is integrated into the city of Jerusalem. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is an additional part of the growth of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel and around the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the improvement of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of new attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem… נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי I encourage all cyclists to visit and enjoy the contemporary, well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Around NIS 25 million was 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, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycling routes that exist in the city. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי These will be paved within the various areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among residents of the city.

In the late 1990s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to transfer the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used for infrastructure purposes. It is also home to 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 transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers, as well as advanced safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is safe for everyone to use during the entire year.


The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical aquarium and zoo, and historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.