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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding that should be loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle path surrounds Jerusalem.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza route. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about one kilometer away close to the Kerem junction.

נווה פריצקי On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists participated in a ceremony to officially open the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historic past. Elkin stated that, today aside from its historical treasures it is also a destination for modern-day tourists. “The inauguration (of [this] tunnel project is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of audiences throughout Israel and around the globe.”

Elkin his ministry, which responsible for the project, along with Jerusalem Municipality stated that his ministry invested hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the development of Jerusalem’s tourism as well as in creating new ventures and attractions which will link the amazing historical past with the exciting future of Jerusalem. I encourage you to take your bicycles along a stunning and well-maintained road that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project. It was budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to alter the concept and transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike trails. It will also be made paved in its different areas. This will help cyclists and promote green transportation in the capital.

נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
To make the tunnel usable to the general public throughout the year The works comprise road construction as well as the installing blowers. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to exclusive recreation spots, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.