Three Colorful Lakes in Gorgeous Piora Valley, Switzerland

Three Colorful Lakes in Gorgeous Piora Valley, Switzerland

Piora Valley Lakes, Ticino, Switzerland. Ritom, Cadagno and Tom are three lakes in the gorgeous valley. Surrounded with the mountainous landscape, these alpine lakes create a breathtaking view. Also Lake Cadagno is meromictic, which means it has layers of water, that do not coalesce. There are only few such lakes in Europe.

The valley can be reached with a funicular, which also promises great views. Visitors go on a hiking tour, which approximately is completed in 3.5 hours and encompasses all three lakes. There are various lodges and opportunities to eat, while enjoying the panoramic sites. The specialties include famous local Piora cheese.

Why to go there?

Great views, hiking trails, tourist facilities.

When to go there?

The best time to go is between May and October.

How to get there?

By funicular from Piotta. Get there from Ambri Airport or by train from various Italian cities.

Piora Valley-Photo by Sean Burke

Photo by Sean Burke

Piora Valley-Photo by Enrico Boggia2

Photo by Enrico Boggia

Piora Valley-Photo by Enrico Boggia

Photo by Enrico Boggia

Piora Valley-Photo by Lollo Riva

Photo by Lollo Riva

Piora Valley-Photo by Vanni Galli

Photo by Vanni Galli

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