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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban while the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason why it was an extremely popular tourist attraction in the past. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historic treasures and incorporates modern day tourism. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is a different element of the progress of Jerusalem and its transformation to an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and the world.

Elkin, who heads the project together with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests millions of dollars in Jerusalem’s tourism development and the development of innovative tourist attractions and ventures that connect the glory historical past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy a modern and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. https:/ The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the goal to change the way of thinking and transport in Jerusalem. Elkin said that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be paved in the various neighborhoods. The tunnel will be a great way to help cyclists and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 1990s to create the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads installation, blowers, modern security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel is safe for the public to use throughout the entire year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.