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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 7, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 25, Airolo–Osco
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 12, Airolo–Rodi
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North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Biking in the surroundings

Gottardo Bike
Gottardo Bike
Quinto
Natural trail Lago Ritom

Natural trail Lago Ritom

The natural trail at the Ritom Lake was inaugurated in 2009. At the same time it was also created a pamphlet which presents the wood and the botanic is available at the funicular Ritom desk (from May until October) or at the tourist office of Leventina Turismo, Airolo.
The natural trail at the Ritom Lake starts from the homonymous dam (on the left side) and goes through the "Pinet wood", among alpine pines and larches. With a three hours walk you reach Cadagno and from here you return to the start point (Ritom dam) coasting the right side of the lake. This part of the lake, the sunniest one – unlike the opposite side –, is naked, without conifers. The forest limit between the two sides is about 300 meters high. It is to underline the snow protective effect during the springs frost on the side which is not exposed to the sun. The circular path is a real ecological excursion and give the opportunity to discover, thanks to a series of biological and cultural points, some historical curiosities.
The natural trail at the Ritom Lake was inaugurated in 2009. At the same time it was also created a pamphlet which presents the wood and the botanic is available at the funicular Ritom desk (from May until October) or at the tourist office of Leventina Turismo, Airolo.
The natural trail at the Ritom Lake starts from the homonymous dam (on the left side) and goes through the "Pinet wood", among alpine pines and larches. With a three hours walk you reach Cadagno and from here you return to the start point (Ritom dam) coasting the right side of the lake. This part of the lake, the sunniest one – unlike the opposite side –, is naked, without conifers. The forest limit between the two sides is about 300 meters high. It is to underline the snow protective effect during the springs frost on the side which is not exposed to the sun. The circular path is a real ecological excursion and give the opportunity to discover, thanks to a series of biological and cultural points, some historical curiosities.

Natural trail Lago Ritom

Adresse

Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino Turismo
InfoPoint Leventina
Via della Stazione 22
6780 Airolo
Tel. +41 (0)91 869 15 33
Fax. +41 (0)91 869 26 42
leventina@bellinzonese-altoticino.ch
www.bellinzonese-altoticino.ch

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Capanna Cadagno
Capanna Cadagno
Quinto
Capanna Föisc
Capanna Föisc
Quinto
Capanna Garzonera
Capanna Garzonera
Quinto
Motel Gottardo Sud
Motel Gottardo Sud
Piotta
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Rifugio Lago Ritom – Berghaus
Piora (Ritom)
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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 7, Acquacalda–Airolo
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 25, Airolo–Osco
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ViaGottardo
ViaGottardo
Stage 12, Airolo–Rodi
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Cycling in the surroundings

North-South Route
North-South Route
Stage 6, Airolo–Bellinzona
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Biking in the surroundings

Gottardo Bike
Gottardo Bike