The old sewer line has been transformed into a state-of-the-art cycling tunnel. The Kerem Tunnel, the first bicycle tunnel in Israel, opened in a solemn ceremony in the presence of the Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage, Ze’ev Elkin, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon and Avi Baleshnikov, Chairman of the Gihon Company.

The tunnel accessibility project, 2.1 kilometers long, was led by the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Jerusalem Municipality and carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

About 25 million ILS were invested in the project, budgeted by the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Ministry of Tourism, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works.

The Vineyard Tunnel will offer a unique riding and hiking experience, for the benefit of the city’s residents and visitors. Riding in the tunnel is also suitable for enthusiasts and the most advanced safety and control measures have been installed.