The natural lake Lago Ritom, located in Piora valley, Ticino, Switzerland is used as a reservoir to generate hydro-electric power for the Gotthard line. Our plan was to cycle up to Lago Ritom and cycle some of the trails around the lake. Unfortunately all trails were covered by snow and we only got to the lake after breaking through some small snowdrifts and a road blocked by an avalanche… There was no chance to get further.
I am posting some pictured from our short ride. I am hoping to come back to this place in Summer and explore the area on a bike …
On the way up
Some parts of the road leading to Lago Ritom were fully covered with snow
The biggest obstacle on the way – road blocked by an avalanche
View towards Quinto
Frozen lake Ritom
Map of all trails around Lago Ritom