|The present road leading down to the tunnel of Yorima and on to Valle Gran Rey|
|Entrance to tunnel near Arure|
The island's government recently decided to reopen the abandoned old road around the lower tunnel (625 metres) for cyclists, pedestrians and tourists who want to enjoy the breathtaking views. It will also provide an alternative route in case of an accident in the tunnel as this road is the vital artery that feeds Valle Gran Rey. Work on the old road of 1,3 kms around the tunnel of Yorima has already begun and the whole project will cost an estimated 120.000 Euros.
|Work in progess on the old road (This image: gomeranoticias.com)|