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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a unique hiking and riding experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle path that runs around the capital.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Motza path. Its southern entrance is located beneath Ein Laban in Refaim Park. נווה פריצקי נווה פריצקי The northern entrance can be found in Nahal Ein Kerem.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated at a formal ceremony on Thursday , attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov as well as hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a sought-after tourist destination due to its rich and fascinating history. Elkin explained that the modern tourism industry is an integral part of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and also incorporates modern tourism. נווה פריצקי “The launch of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as its transformation into a desirable tourist destination for everyone across Israel as well as around the world. Elkin who is in charge of the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality said that his ministry invests hundreds of millions in Jerusalem’s tourism development and in the creation innovative attractions and ventures that link the glorious past of Jerusalem to its future. I invite you to ride your bicycles along a stunning, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million were earmarked in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the dream of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city’s numerous neighborhoods. The goal is to promote cyclists in the city.

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, which is located west of the city and is used today as an infrastructure tunnel that also includes the fifth water line to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the vision of changing Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Construction of roads, the installation and testing of electrical and safety systems are just a few of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons. Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel provides access to unique recreation locations, including Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo , as well as the natural springs of historical significance Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.