SWITZERLAND


MTB Lago Ritom, Ticino, Switzerland 2015

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 …

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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


MTB Monte Bar, Switzerland 2014

Starting point: last car park after Capriasca (Coordinates 46.091608, 8.999696)
via point: Capanna Monte Bar hut 1620m

End point: car park

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Route Map from Runtastic

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On the way to the last car park at the end of the road

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Monte Bar covered with snow

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View towards Lake Lugano

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Some parts of the trail were fully covered by snow

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Time for a cup of warm tea …


MTB Emmental, Switzerland 2013

Cycling from Aemmital to Napf and back.

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Speed vs elevation chart from Runtastic

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Perfect weather conditions for a ride

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One of many gates I had to open and close

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Hot tea and snack at Berghotel Napf

Hotel Website: http://www.hotelnapf.ch

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Napf Panorama. When the visibility is good you can even see Jungfrau from here. But not today ….

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Going down from Napf was really good. Beaware of hikers and bulls !

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