The second stage of the Via del Mercato (Market Route) is short and simple. It’s also advisable, before taking the mule track to Folsogno, to make a short detour to admire the arched bridge of Maglione. Back on the Via del Mercato mule track, marked M00, climb to Folsogno and from here follow the pleasant flat path that leads to Dissimo. Partly on footpath and partly by road you reach the small village of Olgia. These villages are located on the sunny side of the Vigezzo Valley and still retain their original structure. The section of the mule track that leads to the border of Ponte Ribellasca can still be walked along the ancient Via del Mercato.
Hiking – Via del Mercato: from Re to Camedo
Italian Alpine Club (CAI) site identification code
Sector M “Historic Routes” M00
Re (by the majestic Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sangue)
Re, Folsogno, Dissimo, Olgia, Ponte Ribellasca, Camedo
Points of interest along the route
- Maglione bridge
- The village of Folsogno
- Dissimo bridge
- The oratory in Dissimo
- The village of Olgia
- Ancient stretch of mule track
Accommodation facilities in Camedo.
Alternatively, you can go back to Domodossola on the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli railway.
Transport: If you’re coming from Domodossola and you didn’t spend the night in Re after the first stage of the Via del Mercato, from Domodossola FS International Railway Station, follow signs for the underground tunnel from which the scenic Vigezzina-Centovalli railway departs, getting off in Re (we recommend getting a return ticket back from Camedo).
Contact details: Municipality of Re and Camedo
CAI contact details: Valle Vigezzo Section
Medium difficulty (E)
274 m ascent / 399 m descent
Time to complete the route
3 hrs 5 min
Best time of year
From May to October
Map no. 13 scale 1:25,000 (Valle Cannobina) by Geo4Map/CAI
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