meraner land waalwege
meraner land waalwege

Waalweg paths

In Merano and surroundings you can promenade along the ancient water channels, the so-called ”Waale”.

Once upon a time numerous water courses were built in Merano and environs, which originally had the purpose to irrigate the surrounding fields. Little paths have been built along these channels, in German called “Waale”.

Today these paths represent tranquil hiking trails, perfect for a pleasant walk the whole year round.

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  1. Lagundo Waalweg path
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    Lagundo Waalweg path

    Above the village of Lagundo, there is the Lagundo Waalweg path, a pleasant…
  2. Scena Waalweg path
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    Scena Waalweg path

    The Scena Waalweg path from Verdines to the Val di Nova leads across beautiful…
  3. Marlengo Waalweg path
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    Marlengo Waalweg path

    This pleasant promenade makes you enjoy the village of Marlengo from a different…
  4. Parcines Waalweg path
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    Parcines Waalweg path

    This trail takes you across deciduous woods above Parcines along an old irrigation canal.
  5. Rifiano Waalweg path
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    Rifiano Waalweg path

    The Waalweg path in Rifiano at 650 m asl above the Val Passiria leads along the…
  6. Caines Waalweg path
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    Caines Waalweg path

    The Caines Waalweg path takes you along old irrigation channels in Val Passiria.
  7. Cadipietra Waalweg path
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    Cadipietra Waalweg path

    Above the village of San Martino in Passiria, the Cadipietra Waalweg path offers…
  8. Cermes Waalweg path
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    Cermes Waalweg path

    The Cermes Waalweg path defines the southern part of the Marlengo Waalweg path:…
  9. Maia Waalweg path
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    Maia Waalweg path

    From Saltusio in Val Passiria to Merano, the Maia Waalweg path takes along the…
  10. Ciardes and Stava Waalweg paths
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    Ciardes and Stava Waalweg paths

    This hike takes from the idyllic little village of Ciardes to Juval Castle high…
  11. Brandis Waalweg path
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    Brandis Waalweg path

    The Brandis water channels run across the sunny slopes above the village of Lana.
  12. Latschander Waalweg path
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    Latschander Waalweg path

    An easy hiking tour in the lower Val Venosta leads along the Latschander water…
  13. Along the Mazia Ackerwaal to the Glieshöfe farms
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    Along the Mazia Ackerwaal to the Glieshöfe farms

    The Glieshöfe farms in the Val di Mazia valley can be reached from Mazia via a…
  14. Sluderno Waalweg paths
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    Sluderno Waalweg paths

    From Merano to Sluderno with the Val Venosta railway and then hiking along the…
  15. Ilswaal and Zaalwaal Waalweg paths
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    Ilswaal and Zaalwaal Waalweg paths

    On the sunny side of the valley the irrigation canals of Silandro run, an ideal…
  16. Along the irrigation channels of Morter
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    Along the irrigation channels of Morter

    This circular walk along the irrigation channels of Morter near Laces, leads to the…

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