The Maiser Waalweg trail offers walkers an opportunity to experience the different characters of nature around Merano. In the beginning, the Waalweg leads through fruit orchards and vineyards, then through mixed forests.
The route can be mastered by everyone, especially as the Waalweg has a difference in altitude that is insignificant unless you choose other valley access. As is the case with almost all Waalweg trails, various access points are also possible here. For example, you can take the bus to Kuens or Riffian, both at the Passeier Valley entrance. The route leads down to the valley along well-marked, well-maintained and safe paths through a beautiful orchard to the arched bridge over the Passer near the sports field. There are now several choices: If you cross the bridge and turn left, you can continue walking in the direction of Saltaus. In this case, you may admire the Waaler's house, where the characteristic wheel with a hammer indicates the water's regular flow.
The Maiser Waalweg trail is beautiful to walk in all seasons, thanks to the variety of its landscape. The access to the Waalweg trail from Schenna is fascinating. A little above the church, a field path (Wiesenweg) leads off to the left, offering a fantastic view over the initial part of the Passeiertal valley. The trail winds its way through a mixed forest with chestnut trees and soon reaches the Maiser Waalweg trail.