The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique riding experience and hiking experience which is enjoyed by everyone.
As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. Its southern entrance is located 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.

The tunnel's official opening ceremony that is 2.1 kilometers long took place in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) along with hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a very sought-after tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin stated that the present as well as its rich history, the tunnel project also encompasses modern day tourism. "The opening of this tunnel project is a different part in the development Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin, whose ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop all aspects of Jerusalem's tourists and in the development and operation of new attractions, ventures and attractions that link the rich history of our eternal city to its future". I would like to invite cyclists to ride a secure and modern-day route that takes you through Old Jerusalem.

Elkin's Ministry Elkin's Ministry, the Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality, and the Gihon Corporation all contributed to the project. The Jerusalem Development Authority completed the work.

Elkin said that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is an essential tool for achieving the vision to transform the concept of transport throughout Jerusalem." "The new tunnel will be connected with the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will be connected to the many bicycle paths that are already in the city. They will be laid within the numerous areas. The goal is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the late 1990s to relocate the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located just west of the city. It is used today as an infrastructure tunnel. It also includes the fifth water line that connects to Jerusalem from the Mekorot water company.

"The Kerem tunnel project is essential to achieving the dream of transforming Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
The work currently in progress includes road construction, the installation of blowers, as well as advanced safety and electrical systems to make the tunnel safe for people to walk through at all times of the year.

Kerem Tunnel Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreation areas, for instance Ein Kerem, a neighborhood that includes a biblical zoo and aquarium and historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.