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Hiking tour Oberwaalweg

Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance: 11.7 km
Ascent: 373 m Descent: 646 m
Duration:02:45 h
Lowest point:922 m
Highest point:1255 m
Best season
Jan
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Short description

The Waalwege in the Upper Vinschgau Valley: hiking from Burgeis to the plant garden.

Description

Paths have led along the traditional irrigation channels for centuries. Once used for the maintenance of the irrigation channels, today they are special hiking trails that invite hikers to enjoy panoramic tours.

Starting point of the tour

Burgeis

Destination point of the tour

Plant garden Mals

Route description

The Waalweg trail begins in Burgeis. From there, take the Planeil road and join path no. 17 at the stone bridge. The Waalweg leads through rocky terrain and mixed forest and carries water from mid-June to September. Once you reach the Pflanzgarten in Malles/Mals, you can continue to Tartsch and Schluderns.

Trail sign

17

Equipment

Hiking boots, wind and rain protection, sunglasses

Public transport

Trains stop at the railway station in Bozen, Meran or Mals

Directions

Brenner motorway A22, exit Bozen Süd, MEBO motorway to Meran, Vinschgau state road SS38, direction Burgeis

Parking

Car park in Burgeis

Tip by the author

Type of trail

Length 11.7 km

Author

Editorial office south-tirol.com

Vinschgau

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