You see that crag rising above the valley and its lure is too strong. So, you decide to approach that natural vantage point slowly and you are overwhelmed by the spectacular view. Take a look down and you'll be assailed by a whole range of sensations, from fear to ecstasy. You remain speechless and rather tired, but this recompense is worth all the effort.
The day started uphill, with the dizzying funicular up to Ritom lake. The ascent, along a route of just 1,369 m, overcomes an altitude difference of 786 m, with an 87.8% slope. This is, in itself, a unique experience!
You wanted to see the valley's three lakes that you had heard so much about and now you can. “It's beautiful and peaceful, like all alpine lakes, but Cadagno lake doesn't seem to be anything special”, you thought. And yet this lake is unique in Europe! When they first told you that, you were sceptical, as the term 'crenogenic meromixis' didn't mean anything for you. But now you know there are really two overlapping lakes (one with salty and acid water and the other with clear and sweet water) that never mix. It is this characteristic that draws about 2,000 researchers from all over the world every year!