Marlinger Waalweg trail

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Marlinger Waalweg im Meraner Land

Marlinger Waalweg trail

Twelve kilometers long, the Marlinger Waalweg trail is a popular hiking trail which runs along the former irrigation channels, the longest of its kind in South Tyrol. Starting at the Töllbrücke bridge, the 250 year-old path gently ascends through apple orchards and woods to firmer and more level ground. After pausing to admire the medieval Lebenberg Castle, hikers continue slightly downhill along the slope of Marlengo  mountain to the village of Lana.

Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains can be seen along the entire length of the Marlinger Waalweg trail.

The agricultural landscape lining the irrigation channels is also impressive, with meadows and forests alternating with vineyards and orchards. Along the Marlinger Waalweg trail there are also impressive views of the Merano basin, the Val Passiria/Passeier Valley, and the imposing Texelgruppe mountain range.

Tour description

From Marlengo station take the Vinschgau Railway line to Tel. From here follow the signs to the entrance to the Marling Waalweg trail. The Waalweg runs above Marlengo as far as Lana di Sopra. Here there is a short, steep descent to the bus station, from where bus no. 211 returns to Marlengo. Leave the bus at Marlinger Brücke bridge and then take path no. 33 to the centre of the village of Marlengo.