partschinser waalweg
partschinser waalweg

Parcines Waalweg path

This trail takes you through deciduous woods above Parcines along an old irrigation canal.

The Parcines Waalweg path starts an half-hour walk from the centre of Parcines. We start in the centre of the village and take the marker “Sagenweg - Waalweg” towards east. Arrived at the district of Vallettina (Vertigen, in German) a short steep ascent leads us up to the Waalweg path. The irrigation canal, along which the Parcines Waalweg path snakes, still today serves the purpose of irrigating the fields and surrounding orchards, as also its original purpose was.

The flat path is overgrown with dense deciduous forests and macchia. Where the forest clears we have a gorgeous view over Parcines, the Val Venosta until the Ortles in the west and the Sarentino Alps with the Monte Cervina and Ivigna in the east.

At the western end of the irrigation channel we reach the Val di Tel (Zieltal) which leads into the Gruppo di Tessa (Texelgruppe) and where also the well-known waterfall of Parcines can be found. But for us now it means to walk into the other direction – downhill. Along the brook Zielbach we walk to the chain bridge and take the marker no. 1 back to the village of Parcines.

Please note: this very nice and easy walking-tour can be recommended especially in spring and autumn, when it doesn’t get too hot. We did it in autumn and were highly impressed by the bold different colours of the leaves.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Parcines
Route: Parcines Waalweg path
Markers: 10B, 7A, “Partschinser Waalweg”, 39, 1
Altitude difference: approx. 190 m
Distance: approx. 5 km
Walking time: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
Experienced in: beginning of November 2009
Family-friendly? Yes, but not suited for pushchairs (steps, narrow points)
Further information: tourist board Parcines, phone: +39 0473 967157

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