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 …
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
MTB Monte Bar, Switzerland 2014
Route Map from Runtastic
On the way to the last car park at the end of the road
Monte Bar covered with snow
View towards Lake Lugano
Some parts of the trail were fully covered by snow
Time for a cup of warm tea …
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Cycling from Aemmital to Napf and back.
Speed vs elevation chart from Runtastic
Perfect weather conditions for a ride
One of many gates I had to open and close
Hot tea and snack at Berghotel Napf
Hotel Website: http://www.hotelnapf.ch
Napf Panorama. When the visibility is good you can even see Jungfrau from here. But not today ….
Going down from Napf was really good. Beaware of hikers and bulls !