The cablecars are finally open. This one starts in Rodi and whisks you up to lake Tremorgio just in 5 minutes.
Once up there you have several hiking options. Since this was our first time here we decided to start with an easy hike around the lake. Honestly I thought it will be bit boring just to do the circular walk but we had so much fun. As my son called it, it is a natural playground.
There was a lot of rock climbing, marmot’s holes searching, cows petting, water stream wading, snow touching,…..
We opted for the Upper circular route to get a bit of perspective but half way we joined the lower path.
Even though summer has officially started the weather up there is unpredictable. Just a friendly reminder to pack a jacket.
Just before the cable car station there is a Capanna Tremorgio with a nice view and good cook.
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.