Hiking, all hiking routes, medium
Tel (floodgate on the Adige River) – Foresta – Marlengo – Cermes – Lana di Sopra
General descriptionOn this easy hike you will enjoy a breathtaking view over Marlengo, Merano and the Adige Valley, passing vineyards and orchards. The Marlinger Waalweg is the longest Waalweg in South Tyrol and was built around 250 years ago by order of the Carthusian monks from the Schnals Valley, who owned a large wine farm in Marling. The Marlinger Waal is fed on the Töll by the Adige and still flows for the most part in the original open channel.
Route descriptionFrom Naturno/Naturns, take Bus 251 (or the Vinschgau Valley Train) as far as Tel and follow the signs to the start of the Marlinger Waalweg at the Adige River floodgate in Tel. Turning to the right, the Waalweg irrigation channel trail leads along the slopes of the Marlinger
Mountain above Vinschgauer Strasse street to the Forst Brewery and to Marlengo, passing vineyards and fruit orchards, to Lebenberger Strasse street above the small village of Cermes/Tscherms. After this long hike along the old irrigation canal, follow the short descent
along Raiffeisengasse road to the village of Lana. Alternatively, instead
of hiking the entire Waalweg, you can decide to only hike sections of it, with entry/exit points in Cermes and Marlengo. To return, take Bus 211 from Lana to Merano/Meran and from there, change to Bus 251 or take the Vinschgau Valley Train back to Naturno.
description to arrive at destinationFrom Naturno in the direction of Merano, district of Töll
Parking space near the train station Tel
Bus 251 - Naturno/Mernao - Busstop Tel/Edelweiss
Train 250 - Malles/Merano - Stop Tel