Waalweg is the German name for the paths alongside the water channels formerly used to irrigate the fields in the valley. These ancient trails along the gentle slopes have been adapted into popular pathways for leisurely walks, especially popular with families and casual hikers in recent years.
Leading through chestnut forests, the Brandis Waalweg trail passes vineyards and apple orchards, which are in blossom in spring. The Marlinger Waalweg trail extends from Lana as far as the village of Tel/Töll via Marlengo/Marling and Cermes/Tscherms. A number of inviting inns and bistros along the way welcome hikers for a stop to enjoy a traditional South Tyrolean dish, while taking in the breath-taking landscape.
Together with the Brandis Waalweg and the Marlinger Waalweg trails, eleven Waalwege trails around Merano/Meran comprise the 80-kilometer long Meraner Waalrunde Circuit Trail.