kuenser waalweg
kuenser waalweg

Caines Waalweg path

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

Driving from Merano into Val Passiria, you reach an idyllic hamlet called Rifiano and a tavern called Ungericht (770 m a.s.l.). This is where you start the walk on foot. After a ten-minutes' walk you reach the farm Mutlechnerhof and after another 15 minutes you reach the Caines Waalweg path.

From this point you proceed rather plain, and in fact the Waalweg is a fairly even path and nice to walk on. After a total of 1.5 hours' walk you arrive at the channel's origins, near to the Finele river (1,020 m a.s.l.). Then you cross the river via bridge, turn right on a broader path and walk downward for about 10 minutes. Then you turn left, walk along the river and proceed on the Rifiano Waalweg path across the forest, back to the tavern Ungericht.

Author: AT

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Via Caines / Kuenser Straße above "Haus Belvedere"
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    5,7 km
  • Altitude:
    from 733 m to 1.009 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +301 m | -301 m
  • Signposts:
    Kuenser Waalweg
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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