Val Piora: Quiet Mountain Lakes High Above the Leventina


Val Piora

Val Piora

Capanna Cadagnom, Lake Ritom, Ticino

Capanna Cadagnom, Lake Ritom, Ticino

A quick ride with Europe's steepest funicular and a brief walk from Leventina brings one to the mountain lake paradise of the nature reserve Alp Piora. the highest mountain in Ticino.

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Follow the trail around the reservoir lake, Lago Ritom, where fire lilies and paradise lilies grow. Here, cows and horses graze peacefully together in enclosed pastures. In the upper part of the former glacier valley lies the smaller Lago Cadagno, which invites visitors to a picnic on its shores. Another attraction is the mountain lodge on Lago Cadagno, where you can purchase the delicious Ticino cheese to fortify yourself for the ascent to Lago Tom (2022 meters, surrounded by sparse pastures. In contrast, the Alp Piora is surrounded by lush green meadows and mixed forests.

How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation from Lucerne/ Andermatt/Göschenen or Bellinzona to Piotta, from Piotta ascend by funicular to Val Piora.

Open May to October.

Hiking, cycling and mountain biking

RailAway combined group offer

  • From the Rail Service Helpdesk 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network)
  • At railway station ticket counters

We recommend that you book early, i.e. at least 1 week before the start of your journey. Please note: You can only obtain this reduced RailAway combined offer at the points of sale given above.

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