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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the advantage of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bicycle tunnel, was opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to inaugurate the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its glorious historical. Elkin stated that, in addition to its historical treasures and modern amenities, tourism has also been included in the Jerusalem city. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem and it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types across Israel and around the world.

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually throughout Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, which connect the glorious historic past of our eternal capital with its future.” I invite cyclists to enjoy an attractive, well-maintained cycling route overlooking the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was completed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stressed, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for realizing our vision to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel, which is connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path, will connect with existing cycle paths within the city and are being constructed in its diverse neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and to promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s to relocate the main sewer line toward the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool to realize the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer for all year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.