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The Kerem Tunnel allows for a the most unique riding and hiking experience.
The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel in Israel and was officially opened in the year 2000 as part of the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is in Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem’s rich past was the main reason for it to be a popular tourist attraction in the past. https://adi.com.ng/members/neve-paritzkihduu950bb/activity/1158084/ Elkin stated that the current tourism industry is one of Jerusalem’s historical treasures and is also a part of modern-day tourism. נווה פריצקי “The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the expansion of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable tourist city for all sorts of audiences across Israel and around the globe.”

https://mooc.elte.hu/eportfolios/1131743/Home/Neve_Paritzki_Israel_Celebrates_RecordBreaking_Tourism_Entry_Numbers_from_USA Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality’s ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels annually in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem’s tourism and the creation and operation of exciting attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to its future”. I would like to invite cyclists everywhere to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of 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.

https://site-8900147-2244-3478.mystrikingly.com/blog/neve-paritzki-israel-celebrates-record-breaking-tourism-entry-from-the-united-dcead1e2-f043-4fb1-b6e5-ca2b8ce14979 Elkin stated that “The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the dream to transform the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem.” נווה פריצקי “The tunnel, which will connect with the Jerusalem Ring Path, will join the existing cycle paths in the city and will be constructed within the different neighborhood. It’s designed to encourage bicycle riding among its residents, and promote a green transportation revolution in Jerusalem.”


The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the 90s to move an important sewer line for the Gihon Corporation towards Sorek. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel which includes the fifth waterline that runs to Jerusalem via the Mekorot water corporation.

“The Kerem tunnel project is a central tool for realizing the vision to change the concept of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Road construction, installation and testing of safety and electrical systems are some of the ongoing efforts to make the tunnel safer for all seasons.

Kerem Tunnel 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.