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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel, which is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

“In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists because of its rich history. Elkin said that the present tourist industry is a part of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel project is a different aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms the city into an attractive tourist destination for all types of audience throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which was also in charge of the project together alongside Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic time of our capital city and its future.” I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to visit and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route which overlooks 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.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to alter the notion of transportation in Jerusalem,” Elkin stressed. “The new tunnel will be connected to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various bicycle paths that are already within the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s diverse areas. The objective is to encourage cycling among residents of Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. נווה פריצקי It is currently utilized as an infrastructure tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation. “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers and advanced electrical and safety systems, to ensure the tunnel is safe for people to walk through throughout the year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.