Lago Ritom, Canton of Ticino

Lago Ritom is a lake in the Piora valley, Ticino, Switzerland. The natural lake is used as a reservoir by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) to generate hydro-electric power for the Gotthard line. The first dam was built in 1918 and, in 1950, its height was increased by 23 m.OverviewThe lake's surface area is 1.49 km² at an elevation of 1850 m. With Lake Cadagno and Lago di Tom, it is one of the main lakes in the Piora valley.Before being used as a reservoir, Lake Ritom was a meromictic lake similar to the nearby Lake Cadagno.TransportThe lake can be reached by funicular from Piotta 786 m below. The track with a length of 1,369 m has a maximum inclination of 87.8%, the highest in Europe after the Gelmerbahn funicular (106%).
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  • beautiful hike, very easy to reach. you can go up with the funicular or with the car. from there you can walk around the lake or go up to some mountains. it's a lovely area, especially with sunny weat...  more »
  • We walked by the Lukmanier pass to the ritom Lake of which our positively surprised. You have at the funicular to watch peak season weekend on the schedule outside the. So often they don't drive. And if you want to get off at the central station you must say this the Fahrzeugführerin. Otherwise keep it.
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  • The lago Ritom is easily accessible by car or cable car is very practical. You can make great walks as well just enjoy the mountain from drinking wine and eating typical foods.
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  • I great place to start a hike. I drove up on the last visit, but I'll take the cable car next time. The road is very narrow and there aren't many places to pass.
  • Easy access to Lake Ritom via the Funicular. Return ticket (Adult) costs 24 CHF. There are different routes to choose from in order to appreciate Lake Ritom and its surroundings. A comfortable walk around the lake takes about 3 hours. Nice footpaths and toilet facilities by the funicular station. Breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps, Piotta and Ambri. Highly recommended.
  • Awesome place, where you can enjoy all the colors and scents of the mountain. The climb by car saves half an hour's walk from the cable car station. Parking fee: 5 francs for 5 hours. Around the Lake you can do comfortably in a couple of hours.
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  • Here I made a beautiful day of trekking, I highly recommend the location of three ponds Tom Ritòm and Cadagno. The scenery is truly beautiful!!
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  • Lovely day with ascent in rack!
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