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Marling Waalweg, the longest of all the irrigation channel trails

Excursion on the Marling Waalweg, the longest of all the irrigation channel trails.

General description

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 Marling mountain to the village of Lana.

Route description

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

description to arrive at destination

From Meran/Merano or the valley Vinschgau/Val Venosta to the station of Marling/Marlengo.

Park

On the public car park next to the station of Marlengo can be parked for free for 120 minutes (with parking ticket!). For a longer parking time parking tickets can be solved (0,50 € / hr), whereby two hours are always free.

Public transport

To the entrance: From Marling/Marlengo station take the Vinschgau Railway line 250 to Töll/Tel.

Return to the station of Marling/Marlengo: from the bus station in Lana, the bus no. 211 returns to Marling. Leave the bus at Marlinger Brücke bridge and then take path no. 33 to the centre of the village of Marling/Marlengo.

Safety instructions

Good to know:

  • emergency call 112
  • weather report: weather.provinz.bz.it
  • timetable: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en

5 hiking rules:

  1. Every tour should be planned carefully and should correspond to one’s individual physical condition
  2. Equipment must be the right size. You should have sturdy footwear, a weatherproof rucksack, sun protection, warm and windproof clothing.
  3. Avoid walking too fast. The tempo should be determined by the slowest member of your company.
  4. Do not stray from the market trails.
  5. Keep the mountains clean! Please take all your refuse back down with you.
Equipment

No special equipment is necessary. However, suitable hiking clothes, mountain boots and sufficient drinking are required.

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