Hiking, medium

Alpine hiking trail Waterfall

General description

Circular walk, no fear of heights required

This circular walk allows you to look behind the largest waterfall in South Tyrol, leads to emerald green pools and small waterfalls. Breathtaking viewpoints and the sound of cascades invite you to linger and relax. If you want to get very close to the Partschins waterfall before you start your walk, you can make a short detour (5 minutes walk) to the viewing platform.

Route description

Tour Start
Last stop bus line 265, Restaurant Wasserfall

Tour End
Penultimate stop bus line 265, Restaurant Birkenwald

Behind the restaurant Wasserfall, the path leads past the old historic eletric power station.
Follow the route 8B for a few metres to a junktion on the left with the sign "Alpinsteig Wasserfall". Now the path continues in numerous serpentines always pleasantly uphill until the turnoff to the lookout point. Here it is definitely worthwhile to walk the short distance downhill and to have a look at the emerald-green pools, which are fed by small rushing waterfalls ("Fallelen"). At the rest area at the lookout point with a view into the valley it is worth having your camera ready.

On the same way back, the trail continues upwards again, passing an impressive rock, to the asphalt road. Here, follow the road to the right until you reach the turnoff for the descent via trail nr. 8B, past the "Fletscherhof" (via the so-called "Fletscher Stiegen") to the Restaurant Wasserfall. Descend further past the Partschins Waterfall to the Restaurant Birkenwald.

Park
Due to the limited parking facilities in the municipality of Parcines and in the spirit of sustainability, as well as the protection of the Parcines recreational area, we ask you to use public transport. Thank you very much!
Public transport

From Meran/o: bus n° 213 to Partschins/Parcines and from there bus n° 265 to the waterfall
From Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta: train n° 250 to Rabland/Rablà – and from there bus n° 266 to Partschins/Parcines, from Naturns/Naturno direct bus n° 266, and from there bus n° 265 to the waterfall

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