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12 July - Rifugio Föisc party

19 July – Alpe Piora party

26 September in Ambrì / Cheese exibition


Strada Alta



How to reach Lake Ritom

By funicolar

A trip with one of the steepest funicular in the world is a real exiting experience (maximum steepness 87.8%).
Our restaurant is easely accessible on foot in only 15 minutes from the top station. The funicular departure station is located in Piotta. Exit the highway on "Quinto" and follow the sign "Ritom", direction Piotta.
Please also read the informaton about the funicular on our web site.

By car

On the A2 Highway, take exit nr. 42 "Quinto", travelling from the North turn left, from the South turn right. Drive approx. 500 meters and turn right following the direction to Deggio/Altanca. At the entrance of Altanca village you will find our sign. Follow the "Ritom" sign. From the highway exit it will take you only 15 minutes. Free parking is available for our clients.

150 Km (95 miles) from Zurich and Milan

100 Km (60 miles) from Luzern, Como and Varese
70 (45 miles) Km from Lugano


By train

On the Milan-Chiasso-Zurich line get off at the Airolo station. From the station take the yellow bus La Posta and get off at Piotta station (approx. 5 min. away). From Piotta station, follow the Ritom funicular sign to the funicular (approx. 10 min. walk).

Train Time Table:

Hiking routes

From Lurengo through Passo Forca in about 3.5 hrs
From Lucomagno through Passo dell'Uomo in about 3.5 hrs

From Gotthard Pass in 5 hrs.
From Airolo following the Strata Alta hiking trail in 2.5hrs

Hiking routes are available on our home-page