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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by all.
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s first bike tunnel, opened as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path. This 42-kilometer cycle route is located around Jerusalem.

The tunnel runs along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. It is located in southern Israel in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

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

Jerusalem was once well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s treasures from the past and is also a part of modern-day tourism. “The launch of the tunnel project is another element of the progress of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourist destination for all types in Israel as well as around the world.

נווה פריצקי Elkin’s ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing exciting attractions and ventures which connect the glorious historic history of our capital city with the future.” I invite cycling enthusiasts to visit and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that offers a view of the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem.”

The project was funded by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. The project was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that the Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to change the way of thinking and transport in Jerusalem. “The tunnel is set to connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. נווה פריצקי It will link to the numerous cycle paths already in the city. נווה פריצקי These will be paved throughout the city’s various areas. The aim is to promote cycling among the residents of the city.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate a main sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is now being used as an infrastructure Tunnel which also includes the fifth line of water that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

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

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
In order to make the tunnel accessible to the public year-round the work includes road construction and installation of blowers.

There is also the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical Zoo, aquarium, and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.