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On the trail of the water along Italy’s Marlinger Waalweg

Tourismusinformation Marling

On the trail of the water along Italy’s Marlinger Waalweg

Hiking Collection by Tourismusinformation Marling

4

Tours

10:18 h

21.1 mi

3,125 ft

‘Waale’ is the name for man-made water channels used to irrigate orchards and vineyards and the narrow paths along these channels are called ‘Waalwege’. They’re particularly common in the area around Merano in the far north of Italy.

The first channels were created in the 13th century and today they represent a South Tyrolean cultural asset worth preserving, and serve as popular walking paths. The 12 kilometre (7.5 mi) long Marlinger Waalweg is the longest such path in South Tyrol and one of the great hiking highlights in Marling and the surrounding area.

We’ve brought together the most popular routes along the Marlinger Waalweg in this Collection. As you walk the route, you can admire magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The varied cultural and natural landscapes are impressive, with distant views of the Merano valley basin and the imposing Texel group of mountains.

Thanks to the great public transport connections to and from the Marlinger Waalweg, your car can also take a little holiday and stay at home while you make your way by train or bus.

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Tours & Highlights

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    The longest of all the irrigation channels in South Tyrol — Marlinger Waalweg

    Intermediate
    03:02
    6.76 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 12 km long Marlengo Waalweg is the longest Waalweg in South Tyrol and the highlight of every Marlengo holiday.

    

    The Marlinger Waalweg begins at the Töllbrücke and runs relatively flat along the water canal through well-paved terrain, past apple orchards, vineyards, chestnut trees and shady forests

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    5.16 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 7-8 km long section of the Marlinger Waalweg from Marlengo to Töll offers wonderful distant views of the Merano valley basin and the imposing Texel Group.

    

    The Waalweg scores highly with hikers because there is hardly any difference in altitude, scenic rest areas and, thanks to the worthwhile

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  • Intermediate
    02:01
    4.38 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 6-7 km long section of the Marlengo Waalweg from Marlengo to Lana is the section of the Waalweg which is the most popular, as it offers sufficient sun and vantage points towards the provincial capital of Bozen and the Adige Valley, especially in spring and autumn.

    

    The hiking trail leads

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    4.82 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On the approximately 7-8 km long circular hike on the Marling Waal and High Trail, hikers can look forward to unique vantage points over the valley basin and the spa town of Meran. While the Marlinger Waalweg is more frequented, you can enjoy the peace and idyll along the Marlinger Höhenweg. There are

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    21.1 mi
  • Duration
    10:18 h
  • Elevation
    3,125 ft

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