Neve ParitzkiJerusalem inaugurates Israel's first cycle tunnel. The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience that is to be enjoyed by everyone.
נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel is the first bike tunnel to be constructed in Israel and was inaugurated as part the Jerusalem Ring Path, a 42-kilometer cycling route around the capital.

The tunnel is a link between 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-kilometer long tunnel was inaugurated on Thursday by Jerusalem and heritage minister Ze'ev Elkin and Moshe Lion, the Mayor. Moshe Lion. Avi Baleshnikov of Gihon Chairman of Gihon as well as a multitude of cyclists were also in attendance.

Jerusalem was once very popular tourist destination because of its historic past. Elkin added that in addition to its rich history, modern tourism is also incorporated into the city of Jerusalem. "The inauguration of this tunnel project [is] another element of the development of Jerusalem. It makes Jerusalem an attractive destination for tourists of every kind of person within Israel, and worldwide."

Elkin's ministry, which was responsible for the project along alongside Jerusalem Municipality, said that the ministry "invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical past of our eternal capital and the future." I would like to invite you to ride your bicycles on a scenic, well-maintained route that overlooks Old Jerusalem.

נווה פריצקי The project was financed by the Elkin's Ministry and the Tourism Ministry. It also included budgets for Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation. נווה פריצקי The project was done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin stated that "The Kerem Tunnel Project is the central instrument to achieve the vision to change the way we think about transport throughout Jerusalem." Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects to the Jerusalem Ring Path and will link with existing bike routes. The tunnel will also be made paved in its different areas. This will encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem.

The Kerem Tunnel was originally excavated in the year 1990 to relocate the main sewer of Gihon Corporation towards the Sorek purification facility. This plant is west of Sorek and is still used as an infrastructure tunnel.

"The Kerem Tunnel project is the central instrument to achieve the goal of changing Jerusalem's transportation model. "

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
The current works include road construction, installation blowers, and sophisticated safety systems to ensure that the tunnel is secure to use during the entire year.


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

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