Following the path along the old irrigation canals you come to a stunning lookout point above Naturno. This panoramic hike offers fantastic views of the Schnalstal Valley, Juval Castle and Vinschgau Valley, as well as of the Sonnenberg.
Starting from the centre of Naturno/Naturno, the circuit path leads to Feldgasse road, and then to St. Prokulus-Straße street, from which you turn into Trail No. 39/91. Following the signposts, you arrive at the tarred road leading to the Wiedenplatzer Keller Restaurant. From
there, follow the trail for about 5 min through the chestnut trees, passing a light forest and scrubland then climb up a fairly steep incline to reach the Wallburgweg track. Continue along the flat path until you find an access road to some farms, then follow the trail along the slopes
of the Sonnenberg. The former Waalweg irrigation channel trail is part of The Meraner Waalrunde Circuit Trail, passing the old Waalerhütte hut in a westerly direction as far as the Wallburgboden lookout point. Back in the Iron Age this was probably where the “upper” and
“lower” Wallburg coincided and even today, this location still radiates
a special kind of energy. On the return, the initial section follows the
same route as the outward hike. Continue on a slightly downhill gradient
from the second turning where the signs indicate the “Schwalbennest”, to the rest-stop hut with refreshments. After reaching the Maurbamhof farm, the last section on the return trip leads over a narrow, paved road. Follow Schlossweg and Feldgasse roads to return back to the starting point in the town centre.
Description to arrive at destination
Parking spot in the center or at the cemitery
Bus 251 Merano/Naturno, stop Naturno center
Train 250 Merano/Malles, stop Naturno