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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance of the tunnel is below Ein Laban in Refaim Park. The northern entrance is found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated in a ceremony on Thursday attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich history. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel project is another part of the development of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of visitors throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin who, along with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in the creation of innovative activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to its future… I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem.נווה-פריצקיIsraels-first-cycling-tunnel-opens-in-Jerusalem-10-06-5 “The new tunnel that connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green movement in Jerusalem.”

נווה פריצקי In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line from Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. נווה פריצקי It is now utilized for infrastructure purposes and houses the fifth water line which is operated to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
The current work includes road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure for everyone to use during the entire year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.