Hiking – Via del Mercato: from Camedo to Intragna
Difficulty
Medium
Period
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Shortly after the town of Borgnone, a small oratory marks the beginning of the ancient Via del Mercato (Market Route) and after a few steps the path crosses the mill complex, a real open-air museum. A small detour takes you on an interesting visit to the village of Lionza, which offers rare examples of rural architecture, charming alleys and large porticoes. The village of Intragna, the final destination of the Via del Mercato, gives visitors a curious mix of rural traditions and modernity.

Description

DISCOVER THE OTHER STAGES OF THE VIA DEL MERCATO:
Stage 1 – From Masera to Re
Stage 2 – From Re to Camedo

Useful info

Italian Alpine Club (CAI) site identification code

Sector M “Historic Routes” M00

Starting point

Camedo (Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway Station)

Places visited

Camedo, Borgnone, Lionza, Verdasio, Slogna, Calezzo, Costa, Pila, Intragna

Points of interest along the route

  • Churches, chapels and oratories
  • Hemp millstone
  • Cappella del brigante (bandit’s chapel)
  • Washhouses, mills and the remains of a hammer
  • Old houses with arches and frescoes
  • Tondù Palace in Lionza
  • Waterfalls and glacial features along the way
  • The Regional Museum in Intragna
  • Ticino’s highest bell tower in Intragna

Accomodations

Accommodations facilities in Intragna.
Alternatively you can go back to Domodossola on the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway.

Useful info

If you’re not staying in Camedo after the previous stage, from Domodossola FS International Railway Station, follow signs for the underground tunnel from which the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli railway departs, getting off in Camedo (we recommend you also get a return ticket back from Intragna).
Contact details: Comune delle Centovalli
CAI contact details: Valle Vigezzo Section

Difficulty

Medium difficulty (E)

Length

12 km

Ascent/descent

440 m ascent / 659 m descent

Time to complete the route

3 hrs 30 min

Signage

Swiss signage

Best time of year

From May to October

Reference map(s)

Map no. 13 scale 1:25,000 (Valle Cannobina) by Geo4Map/CAI
Digital maps on the following apps: ViewRanger – PDF Maps

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