algunder waalweg roggia di lagundo
algunder waalweg roggia di lagundo

Lagundo Waalweg path

Above the village of Lagundo, there is the Lagundo Waalweg path, a pleasant promenade which takes about 2 hours.

The Lagundo Waalweg path, snaking its way above the homonymous locality in the surroundings of Merano, features several great viewpoints providing a panoramic view on Val d’Adige. This path is about 6 km long, starts at Plars and runs via Lagundo to Quarazze. Parts of the path is still in its original state and also the water still runs in its original canal.

Our starting point is Tel. The village belongs to Parcines, plenty of parking spaces, bus stops and also a train station make it easy to reach from all over South Tyrol. We cross the bridge over the river Adige and walk towards Plars di Sopra, first on the pavement and later on along the edge of the forest. The entrance to the Lagundo Waalweg path can not be missed. After crossing the road to Plars di Sopra also the irrigation canal appears. The calming gurgle of the water will accompany us for quite a while.

At Plars di Sopra the Waalweg path leads through fruit orchards, we have a beautiful view on the Castle of Plars before we enter the broadleaved forest again. Below us the villages of Foresta and Lagundo. Past the old and very beautiful village of Riomolino we walk further through the vineyards towards Merano. It’s end of April, the still snowy peaks of the Cervina and Ivigna mountains are awesome.

Coming nearer and nearer to Merano more and more palm trees, cypresses and olive trees conjure a touch of Tuscany into the landscape of vineyards. At the chain bridge the irrigation canal disappears. We want to walk further and take the Tappeiner Promenade towards Merano-Quarazze. At Merano-Maia Alta we leave the promenade and walk down to the village, where we take the public bus to come back to the parking space at Tel.

Please note: of course the Waalweg path can also be done in the reverse direction (Merano – Lagundo – Plars di Sopra – Tel). On weekends as wells as in spring and autumn the Waalweg path is quite busy. Please pay attention, the path is not so wide! If you have to avoid other people watch out the water and the hillside!

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Tel – Plars di Sopra
Route: Algunder Waalweg/Roggia di lagundo (Tel – Merano Quarazze)
Markers: Algunder Waalweg signs (partial 7, 25A, 29, 29A)
Altitude difference: 211 m
Distance: 6 km
Walking time: about 1.5 - 2 hours
Family-friendly? Yes (attention to water and narrow points!)
Experienced in: end of April 2009
Further information: tourist board Lagundo, phone: +39 0473 448600

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