The Kerem Tunnel is a great spot to hike and ride.
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 entry is located within Refaim Park under Ein Laban. The northern entrance, Nahal Ein Kerem, is approximately half a mile away from the Kerem junction.

Inauguration of the tunnel that is 2.1 kilometers long was held in Jerusalem and the Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Mayor Moshelion, Heritage Minister Ze'ev Elkin Avi Baleshnikov (Gihon water company chairman) as well as a plethora of cyclists.

Jerusalem was once a popular tourist attraction due to its rich past. In the present, in addition to its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern-day tourism," Elkin said. "The opening (of the tunnel) is another aspect of the development of Jerusalem, and its transformation into a desirable city to visit for all kinds of audiences in Israel as well as across the world."

Elkin the minister whose ministry as well as the Jerusalem Municipality led the project, said that the Jerusalem Municipality's ministry "invests hundreds to millions of shekels each year in the growth of all aspects Jerusalem's tourists and in the design and operation of new attractions, ventures , and other attractions that connect the glorious history of our eternal city to the future". I invite cycling enthusiasts to come and enjoy an up-to-date and well-maintained cycling route that takes in the unique landscape of Old Jerusalem."

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

נווה פריצקי Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the vision of altering the way of transportation throughout Jerusalem. "The new tunnel will connect to the Jerusalem Ring Path. It will connect with the various cycle paths already in the city. They will be laid throughout the city's various areas. The goal is to encourage cyclists in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel first was excavated in the late 90s to relocate the main sewer line of 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 from the Mekorot water corporation.

"The Kerem tunnel is a crucial tool for achieving the vision to transform Jerusalem's transport system. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lon
Construction of roads and installation, as well as blowers, sophisticated safety systems and electrical wiring are all part and parcel of the current construction. The tunnel will be safe for the public to use throughout the season.

The Kerem Tunnel also allows access to special recreation areas - including the Ein Kerem neighborhood, the biblical zoo, aquarium and the along with the historic natural springs of Ein Laban and Ein Haniyeh.