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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a an experience that is unique in terms of hiking and riding.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest bicycle tunnel, has been opened as part the 42-kilometer cycle route which runs through the capital.

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

The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon the chairman of Gihon, and hundreds other cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin added that in addition to its historical treasures, modern tourism is also integrated into Jerusalem’s city. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel is an additional element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation to an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel and the world. The ministry of Elkin, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels annually in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing new ventures and attractions that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital with its future.” I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry and the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an important tool in realizing the idea to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin explained that the proposed tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be paved in its various neighborhoods. This will increase cycling and encourage green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer from Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. The plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

“The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the vision for changing Jerusalem’s transportation system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current projects include road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is secure 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 well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.