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Ritom funicular - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Via Funiculare 1, 6776 Quinto, Switzerland

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About Ritom funicular

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.

Attractions Near Ritom funicular

Lago Ritom
Lago Ritom2.02km from Ritom funicular

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.

Lago di Tom
Lago di Tom2.87km from Ritom funicular

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 Piora
Val Piora3.93km from Ritom funicular

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 Cadagno
Lake Cadagno3.98km from Ritom funicular

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.

Tremorgio Lake
Tremorgio Lake6.44km from Ritom funicular

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.

Lago del Sambuco
Lago del Sambuco7.04km from Ritom funicular

Lago del Sambuco is a reservoir above Fusio, in the municipality of Lavizzara, Ticino, Switzerland. Its surface area is 1.11 km². The dam of Sambuco on the Maggia River was completed in 1956. Its maximum height is 130 m and length 363 m. The dam can be crossed on foot, then there is a mountain trail to the foot of the dam and on the other side back to the starting point.

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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.