Piora – Ritom funicular railway

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Piora – Ritom funicular railway

One of the steepest funicular railways in the world, it runs from the Leventina to the idyllic Ritomsee lake.

Built in 1917 for the construction of a reservoir and a power station, the Piora – Ritom funicular has been open to the public since 1921. The red railway carries 100 people per hour up at 87.8% angle to the scenic mountain lakes in the Val Piora.

The Ritomsee lake is just 15 minutes from the mountain station along a narrow and largely flat road. Nearby, three mountain restaurants serve their renowned Ticino specialities such as Polenta e Brasato (braised beef) or a piece of Piora cheese.

Visitors can take a mountain hike to the Cadlimo hut (accommodation available) and onwards to the Oberalp Pass, over the Passo dell'Uomo to the Lukmanier Pass or a classic tour over the Passo del Sole to Acquacalda.


Venue name: Piora – Ritom funicular railway
Address: Funicolare Ritom SA
Casella postale 2
CH - 6775
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