My search for new cablecars and funiculars for my son led us to Ritom. I have to admit its a beauty and quite interesting too, because it is super steep, it has the maximum gradient of 87,8 percent. If you go on sunday, be aware that there is a maximum capacity of 50 people, so if you don’t want to wait a long time, come early.

This said, next time we will skip the funicular and go by car. The funicular leaves you in Piotta. From there you walk on a road with quite a lot of traffic. If you’re hiking with small kids its not great.


On the other hand if you own a mountain bike, you have to go to Ritom. Its a perfect place to bike. Next time we will drive to lago Ritom or Cadagno and from there we start many of the routes available.

We followed the yellow and had a great time on this circular route.


Quick recap: we started in Piotta, had lunch in Capanna Cadagno and finished back in Piotta. It took us all day because our two year old wanted to walk too, which is great, but it slows you down quite significantly. (Keep your strength because the second part is harder but so much nicer)

As a bonus we got to see marmots.


Next time I want to sleep in on of these beautiful huts in the middle of nowhere.


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