ilswaal zaalwaal schlanders
ilswaal zaalwaal schlanders

Ilswaal and Zaalwaal Waalweg paths

On the sunny side of the valley the irrigation canals of Silandro run, an ideal walking tour in spring or autumn

By the Val Venosta train we go from Merano to Silandro, the main village of the Val Venosta, and walk into the centre of this very nice village. At the market square we find the first marker (no. 7) to the Sun Promenade (Sonnenpromenade). The first part of the path leads us towards the Valle di Silandro up to about 750 m a.s.l., then it runs along the mountain towards west.

Already this promenade is accompanied by an irrigation canal, above us apple orchards on the steep terraces. The path leads again downhill towards the village where we turn into the Franziskusstraße road. Here we find the first marker to the Ilswaal Waalweg path, we walk up to the canal at about 880 m a.s.l. Through forests, fruit orchards and chestnut trees the path proceeds. Above the Waalweg path the church of St. Egidio is located, which also can be visited.

Our path leads us to the edge of the village of Corzes where we find the marker to the Zaalwaal. Again an ascent to about 1,000 m a.s.l. We are rewarded by gorgeous views on the blooming valley, also two old mills are located directly at the canal. The Waalweg path ends westerly of Corzes and we walk back to Silandro along the path no. 15 down in the valley.

Author: AT

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Silandro (market square)
  • Time required:
    02:15 h
  • Track length:
    7,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 714 m to 960 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +330 m | -330 m
  • Signposts:
    7, "Sonnenpromenade", 4, 2, "Ilswaal", "Zaalwaal"
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Ilswaal and Zaalwaal Waalweg paths

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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