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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was opened as part a 42-kilometer cycle route that is a loop around the capital.

The tunnel links the paths between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The tunnel’s southern entrance is located within Refaim Park below Ein Laban. While the northern entrance is in Nahal Ein Kerem about half an hour away from the Kerem junction.


The 2.1-kilometer long tunnel was officially opened on Thursday, by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin as well as Mayor Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists also attended.

Jerusalem was a popular tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating past. נווה פריצקי Elkin explained that today as well as its historical treasures the tunnel project encompasses modern day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as a city. Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all kinds of visitors throughout Israel and throughout the world.”

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels per year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the design and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that link the rich history of Jerusalem’s eternal city to its future”. I encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the special scenery of Old Jerusalem.”

https://controlc.com/7e218a8e Elkin’s Ministerial, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The project was executed by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated the fact that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem.” “The tunnel, which is being constructed to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing paths for bicycles and those that will paved in the neighborhoods. It’s designed to encourage biking within the city’s residents and to promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek It is situated just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

נווה פריצקי “The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation , and testing of electrical and safety systems are just some of the ongoing works to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.