La Via del Mercato (SvizzeraMobile 631)
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CamedoPhoto: Rémy Steinegger, Ticino Turismo
With the Centovalli Railway to Camedo, the starting point of this historically interesting hike, which used to be an important route for transporting goods for the valley's farmers. After a few minutes, you reach the restored Borgnone Mill Park (Parco dei Mulini). Further on, in Lionza, there is Palazzo Tondü to visit, which tells of the social rise of the Tondü family (no internal visit possible). A gentle up and down through the woods to Verdasio, where the patrician houses catch the eye. On the high trail to Costa, you pass through a very varied landscape. In Costa, next to the cable car, there is the Grottino Costa Funivia restaurant. The descent to Pila and Intragna is also possible by cable car (runs March-November). In Intragna you can visit the highest bell tower in Ticino (65 m) and the Regional Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte. The Centovalli Railway departs from here.
Attention: The Intragna-Pila-Costa cable car is closed until further notice due to renovation work. Information is available at www.ascona-locarno.com/funivia-intragna or at our Info Desks.
Safety informationTo explore the route, we recommend buying the official maps of the Federal Office of Topography Swisstopo. In addition, the following website map.geo.admin.ch offers constantly updated data.
From Locarno railway station: Take the Centovalli Railway in the direction of Domodossola. Get off at Camedo (stop on request).
Return from Intragna: Take the Centovalli Railway in direction Locarno. Get off at Locarno railway station. Further information: www.sbb.ch
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Book recommendations for this region:
- Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
- Comfortable and sturdy footwear
- Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
- Telescope sticks if necessary,
- Sun and rain protection
- Snacks and drinking water
- First aid kit
- Mobile phone, headlight if necessary
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