Fabulous Mountain World in the Val Piora

Airolo

Nante: Airolo, Seggiovia Varozzei

Nante: Airolo, Seggiovia Varozzei

Airolo: Lüina - San Gottardo

Airolo: Lüina - San Gottardo

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm "Ristorante

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm

Nante: Airolo-Pesciüm "Canalone

Airolo: Stalvedro dir. Gotthard

Airolo: Stalvedro dir. Gotthard

Airolo: A2 - Nord

Airolo: A2 - Nord

Airolo: A2

Airolo: A2

Airolo: Gotthardtunnel A2 - Süd

Airolo: Gotthardtunnel A2 - Süd

Madrano: Stalvredo

Madrano: Stalvredo

Airolo: Pesciüm

Airolo: Pesciüm "Sasso della Boggia

Airolo: Varozzei - Pesciüm

Airolo: Varozzei - Pesciüm

The Piora Valley is one of the most intact areas of the Ticino: it is wonderfully silent and you will see the open skies reflected in the clear waters of the several mountain lakes you will pass by in this high valley. This hike passes by three of the largest regional lakes and loops back to the starting point.

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Technical information

Starting point: Mountain station Ritóm Cable-car
Destination: Mountain station Ritóm Cable-car
Get there:with the Ritom Cable-car from Piotta near Ambri
Walking time: 4 h
Season:June through October
Altitude difference/Condition: 330 m ascent and descent / easy
Place to eat: Piora, Cadagno
Hiking map:
Hiking map SAW Valle Leventina 1:50'000

Description

Take the Ritóm aerial cable-car from Piotta to the mountain station, where the hike begins. Follow the road till you hit the dam. From there, follow the lakeshore road along Lago Ritóm until you hit the sign pointing you towards the Alpe Tom. From there, follow the hiking trail to the hut Capanna Cadlimo. At Point 2077 the trail forks. Go towards Cadagno di fuori. You will now be on the other side of the valley, from where you will have more views that will leave you breathless. Pass by Alpe Fontanella and Pinett, until you hit the dam again from where you started your hike. Then go back to the mountain station of the Ritóm aerial cable-car, and descend to Piotta.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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