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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bicycle tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half a km from the Kerem junction. Inauguration of the tunnel which measures 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman of the company) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination because of its rich past. נווה פריצקי Elkin said that today, apart from its rich history, Jerusalem is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The launch (of [this] tunnel project is a further step in the growth of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into a sought-after tourist destination for all kinds of visitors in Israel as well as around the globe.”

Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourists and in the creation and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of our eternal city to the future”. נווה פריצקי I invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work. “The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the idea to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The tunnel, which connects to the long Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect the existing bike pathways in the city, as well as those that will be paved in its various neighborhoods, to encourage cycling among its residents and its visitors, and also encouraging the green revolution in transportation in the capital city.”

In the late 1990s In the 90s, in the 1990s, Kerem Tunnel was excavated to move the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel and houses the fifth water line to Jerusalem by the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the way of transport in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round The works comprise road construction as well as the installation of blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to unique recreation spots which include the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo and aquarium, and the historical natural springs in Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.