Lago Ritom, Ticino, Switzerland 2015

MTB Lago Ritom 001The 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 …

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On the way up

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Some parts of the road leading to Lago Ritom were fully covered with snow

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The biggest obstacle on the way – road blocked by an avalanche

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View towards Quinto

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Ritom dam

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Ritom dam

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Happy bikers

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Frozen lake Ritom

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Map of all trails around Lago Ritom

LINKS:
www.ritom.ch – Official website
www.lagoritom.ch – Mountain Lodge Lago Ritom

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