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From Graniga on nice mule tracks we go down to Saint Lorenzo and thus to Bognanco Fonti. At the end of the village, in correspondence of a house of an intense green color, we take the Doo path towards Ca’ Monsignore, which can be reached having passed the trough of the Rio Rabianca river on a nice stone bridge. The path first follows along the mountainside and then goes down steeply to a torrent which can be crossed via a small stone bridge thus allowing us to reach in a brief amount of time the Dagliano Oratory. Following first in a slight uphill path and then flatly on the nice mule track we come to Monteossolano. Having left the church dedicated to Saint Gottardo, we follow on a paved road reaching Pregliasca. From here, first along a fire road running across the hillside surpassing a few streams and then along a steep mule track in the woods, we go down to Cisore and thus on a perfectly preserved mule track we reach Mogogna. We cross the road bridge on the Bogna Torrent and going down along the carriageable road we reach Castanedo. From here we take a wide, optimally preserved, mule track which goes up to Vagna (Maggianigo). Around Vagna many chapels and oratories disparaged across the woods tell about the local popular religiousness (for instance, the Baby Jesus Procession (Processione del Bambin) is held in June with the traditional small baskets “cavagnette”). We thus in a brief amount of time go back up to Croppo and proceeding first along a path in the woods, and then along an unpaved road, we reach the agglomerate of Motto and the Marisch Chapel. Finally, on a nice mule track with big steps we go down to the Sacred Mount Calvario Square, declared by Unesco as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the Crucis Way we go down to Domodossola and in a brief amount of time we reach its historical centre and train station.

The route:
The Stockalper Way (Stockalperweg)

The stages of this route:
STOCKALPER WAY Stage 1: Briga – Sempione Mountain Pass
STOCKALPER WAY Stage 2: Sempione Mountain Pass - Gondo
STOCKALPER WAY Stage 3: Gondo – Monscera Mountain Pass - Graniga
STOCKALPER WAY Stage 4: Graniga - Domodossola

Accesso con mezzi pubblici

The Domodossola – Bognanco Valley bus allows for an interconnection at Bognanco Fonti. Dining places are available at Staint Lorenzo, Bognanco Fonti, Monteossolano, and Sacred Mount Calvario.

Itinerary Code: STK

Difficulty Level: Escursioni (E)

Track Length: 14.50 Km

Elapsed Track Traversal Time: 5h 00m

Arrival Address: Bognanco (VB) - IT

Departure Height: 1110 m

Departure Address: Domodossola (VB) - IT

Arrival Height: 270 m

Route Stage: 4

Recommended Time Period: May - October

Altitude Difference Going Up: 480 m

Altitude Difference Going Down: 1150 m

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