The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique adventure in hiking and riding which is loved by everyone.
The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel is now open in the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycle route that circles Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.

The tunnel links Nahal Refaim with Emek Motza. Its southern entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entry, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Nahal Ein Kerem junction.

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

Jerusalem was once very well-known tourist destination due to its historical past. Elkin said that, nowadays along with its rich history, the tunnel project also incorporates modern-day tourism. "The inauguration of this tunnel is another element of the development of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive tourist destination for every kind of person throughout Israel and around the world."

Elkin his ministry, which together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, stated that his ministry "invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year to develop the tourism industry in Jerusalem and the development of new activities and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our eternal capital to the future of Jerusalem... I invite the cycling community to enjoy a safe and modern route that takes the cyclist 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, "The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument for achieving our dream to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem." Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will connect with existing bike paths. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transportation in the capital.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in 1990 in order to transfer the main sewers of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is located west of Sorek and is currently used as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem tunnel is a key tool to realize the vision to transform Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, advanced security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the present works. The tunnel is safe for the people to use all entire year.

The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, such as Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which includes a Biblical aquarium and zoo as well as historical natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.