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

Important: when you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the trails!

Walking time: 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: 250 m
Length: approx. 5 km
Family-friendly? An adventure for kids!
Further information: tourist board Val Passiria, phone: +39 0473 656188

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