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Lago Ritom

Lago Ritom, 6776 Quinto, Switzerland

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Lago Ritom

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. It is one of the beautiful picnic areas and also is suitable for fishing too.



Attractions near Lago Ritom

Lago di Tom1.11km from Lago Ritom

Lago di Tom is a lake in the Piora Valley, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. Its surface area is 13 ha. The water is pure and you can have swim here. Fishing is also possible here. There is also some nice trekking areas around this lake. This place is blessed with natural beauty and you can have a picnic with your family here.

Val Piora1.97km from Lago Ritom

The Val Piora is a side valley of the Leventina in the Swiss canton of Ticino . Its brook, the Foss , flows into Ticino near Piotta .  The Ritóm reservoir , the Cadagno and the Tomsee are located in Val Piora . One of the beautiful picnic spot and also a trekking area. The natural beauty and the climate attracts a lot of tourists here.

Lake Cadagno1.98km from Lago Ritom

Lake Cadagno is a crenogenic meromictic lake located in the Swiss Alps at 1921 m asl with a maximum depth of 21 m.  As one of a few meromictic lakes in Europe, it is the object of numerous scientific studies.  Lake Cadagno is a rare example of crenogenic meromixis. Its waters show a permanent stratification due to a natural geological phenomenon.

Ritom funicular2.02km from Lago Ritom

The funicular - one of the steepest aerial cable cars - takes visitors to the spectacular Piora Valley, one of the most untouched areas of Ticino. It is an ideal starting point for many hiking and biking excursions, it offers great opportunities to admire the rich vegetation and the large variety of alpine flowers, lush green meadows where cows and horses graze peacefully, and to see the open sky reflected in the clear waters of several alpine lakes.

Pizzo Centrale7.13km from Lago Ritom

Pizzo Centrale is an 11.6 kilometer out and back trail located near Airolo, Ticino, Switzerland that features a lake. It primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. It is located on the border between the cantons of Uri and Ticino.

Tremorgio Lake7.14km from Lago Ritom

Tremorgio Lake is a mountain lake above Rodi and Fiesso, in the municipality of Prato Leventina in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. Its surface area is 39 ha.  The lake can be reached by aerial cable car from Rodi. The water is very cool and it is a nice picnic spot where you can enjoy with your family.

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The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.