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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as a part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles the capital.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is just half a kilometer away from the Kerem junction.

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was opened on Thursday by Jerusalem and the heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon and a plethora of other cyclists were also present.

Jerusalem’s glorious past was a reason that it was the most visited tourist spot during the time of its glory. Elkin said that apart from its rich history and modern amenities, tourism has also been incorporated into Jerusalem’s city. נווה פריצקי “The opening (of this tunnel project) is an additional part of the development of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of visitors throughout Israel and around the globe.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical time of our capital city and the future.” I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. נווה פריצקי “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved in its diverse neighborhoods. The objective is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located to the west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Present projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated safety equipment to ensure the tunnel is secure for all to use throughout the year.

It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.