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The paths along the Vinschgau irrigation channels

Irrigation channel hiking trip – for relaxation and charging your batteries

What could be more beautiful than to walk along the paths of the irrigation channels, through forests and groves, through bushes and orchards – all of which can be found on the slopes of the Vinschgau region. You will be accompanied by the happy murmuring of streams and enjoy panoramic views of the magnificent mountain world of the Vinschgau, with its valleys and snow-covered glaciers. The irrigation channels are ancient watering systems, which were dug out many centuries ago in order to water the fields of the extremely dry ground of the Vinschgau area. The Vinschgau is the valley with the least rainfall in the entire Alpine region. The so-called “Waaler” supervises the path and organises the relevant amount of water given to the individual farmers. Along the irrigation channels there is a narrow road, which enables the “Waaler” to control the flow of the water. The “Waalschelle” is a bell, connected to a water wheel, which allows the “Waaler” to hear, whether there is water flowing or not. There are still some “Waalschellen” in use today.

Rigth above our guesthouse Pardell you will find amazing wander paths along the irrigation channels:

  • Schnalser Waalweg to Juval Castle or into the Schnals valley
  • Stabener Waalweg to Staben or Juval Castle (round tour possible)
  • Latschanderwaalweg to Kastelbell and Latsch

Additionaly you will find in the close surrounding of Vinschgau or around Merano many other enchanting wander paths (Algunder Waalweg, Marlinger Waalweg, etc.) which you may explore.

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