Popular mountain hikes to the Cadlimo alpine hut, on over the Oberalp Pass and Passo dell' Uomo to the Lukmanier Pass - or the classic tour over the Passo del Sole to Acquacalda.
Train to Airolo, Postbus to Piotta (Funicular), steep funicular rail climb to the Piora mountain station
View: Strongly contrasting views: From the mountain station, of the reservoir, from Föisch and the Passo Forca views over the upper Leventina; from the Alpe Piora and Alpe Tom views of the mountains surrounding the Piora Valley
Attractions: Cadagno research station for Alpine biology and the famous Piora cheese-making dairy, Ritom nature trail (available brochure),
Culinary aspects: Ticino specialities in the restaurants Rifugio Lago Ritom, Canvetto del Carletto and in the new Capanna Cadagno (old hut and new interior)
Overnight stays: In the aforementioned restaurants, Rifugio Föisc and Capanna Cadlimo SAC
Groups: On request in the mountain guesthouses
Special comments: The Gotthard base tunnel runs just beneath Piora, and geological rock conditions were originally the cause of much concern.