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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is enjoyed by everyone.

The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza path. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the closest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometer-long tunnel was inaugurated by Jerusalem’s Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Moshelion, Avi Balehnikov Gihon Water Company Chairman, as well as thousands of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich history. Elkin declared that, in the present aside from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is another step in the development of Jerusalem as an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of tourists from Israel and all over the world.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin, who heads the project along with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and also in the development of new activities and ventures that tie the glorious past of Jerusalem to the future. נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to take a relaxing and modern-day route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. About NIS 25 million was invested in the project, financed by Elkin’s ministry The Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, and the work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project is a key instrument in achieving our goal to change the notion of transportation in Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which connects to the lengthy Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike paths in the city and the ones that will be laid in the various neighborhoods with the aim of encouraging cycling among its residents and its visitors and in promoting the green revolution of transportation in Jerusalem.”

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

“The Kerem tunnel is a vital tool in achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Present works include road construction, installation blowers and advanced safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use all year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical zoo and aquarium and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.