Responsible for this content Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Photo: Rémy Steinegger, Ticino Turismo
On the market route, known as the "Via del Mercato", the old mule track takes you on an exciting journey through the Centovalli.
Distance 12.2 km
Highest point824 m
Lowest point336 m
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.