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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, is constructed as a part of an extensive cycle path that circles the capital.

The tunnel connects the path between Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban and its northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile from the Kerem junction.

The tunnel’s official opening ceremony which measures 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion and Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) and hundreds more cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction because of its rich past. Elkin declared that, in the present, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourists. “The opening of this tunnel project is a further part of the development of the city of Jerusalem and its transformation into an attractive city that is attractive to all types of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.” Elkin who, through his ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds to millions of shekels per year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures and attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist through Old Jerusalem. Elkin’s Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin declared that the Kerem Tunnel project was a crucial element in achieving the goal of altering the way of transport throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. These will be paved within the various neighborhoods. The objective is to promote cycling among the residents of Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure for all seasons.

The Kerem Tunnel provides access to special recreation areas, such as Ein Kerem neighbourhood, the biblical aquarium and zoo as well the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh, Ein Laban Ein Laban, and Ein Haniyeh.