Lago Ritom Educational Path

The learning trail of lake Ritom leaves from Ritom dam and is carried out in the form of ecological excursion with some “biological-cultural” cues, so that it can raise historical curiosities. You can reach Cadagno and its lake by flanking lake Ritom from the woodland, where you can also find Piora mountain pasture and the Centre of Alpine Biology.

The learning trail of lake Ritom goes along the southern side and the woodland of the alpine stretch of water. With the help of a paper guide you can discover evidence of human presence, extraordinary flora, local fauna, and the geological and biochemical specificities of the Ritom-Piora region along the trail.
This educational guide can be bought for CHF 2.00 at the Ritom funicular station or at public administration offices of the region.

DepartureRitom dam
ArrivalAlpe Piora
Itinerary features
5.24 KM
Tuesday 20 February
MAX 8° / MIN -3°
rainfall 0%
wind light/moderate
Weather forecast for the next days

8° -3°

9° -3°

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6° -3°

9° -3°
  • Hiking boots
  • Sun cap
  • Water-bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hiking map
  • Camera
  • Food

Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute:


Tourism Organization Addresses

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino
Sede Leventina
Via della Stazione 22
CH-6780 Airolo
T +41 91 869 15 33
F +41 91 869 26 42
[email protected]

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