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The Kerem Tunnel is a great place to ride and hike.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer close to the Kerem junction.

https://app.web-coms.com/members/neve-paritzkiklvy122ii/activity/1804147/ On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin and Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman and hundreds of cyclists attended a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

https://www.easylanguageexchange.com/members/neve-paritzkifbtx957cc/activity/2248567/ “In the past, Jerusalem was an attractive city for tourists due to its rich past. Elkin stated that, in addition to its rich history the modern tourist industry is incorporated into the Jerusalem city. “The launch of the tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as a tourism destination for all kinds of travelers in Israel as well as around the world.”

Elkin’s ministry, which also in charge of the project together with Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating new ventures and attractions that connect the magnificent historical past of our eternal capital and the future.” https://penzu.com/p/5ce80bf2 I encourage you to take your bicycles along a beautiful maintained, well-maintained path that looks out over Old Jerusalem.

Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry budgeted the project.

נווה פריצקי Elkin said the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the goal to transform the concept of transport in Jerusalem.” https://anotepad.com/notes/6t39c3qc “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and ones that are paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking among the residents of Jerusalem and encourage the green movement in the capital.”

In the 1990s, the Kerem Tunnel was excavated to relocate the main sewer line of Gihon Corporation to the Sorek purification plant. It is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel. It is also home to the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.


“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the dream of changing the notion of transportation in Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
To make the tunnel accessible to the public all year round, the works include road construction and installing blowers.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as also the historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.