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Winter Hiking

Round trip along the ancient "Waalweg" (irrigation channel) of Partschins/Parcines

Parcines/Partschins, Partschins/Parcines, Meran/Merano and environs
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This is one of the oldest irrigation canals (Waalweg) of Merano and environs!
It was built in the XV century by the Counts of Stachelburg and is, therefore, more than five hundred years old. The canal is lined by birch-tree groves and rich, varied vegetation and is still used to irrigate the Parcines orchards, meadows and fields. 
An ancient “Wohnstein”, a free-standing, curved rock in whose shadow ancient people lived, and a pre-historic “Schalenstein” – a stone with strange round-shaped indentations on it, dating back to the Copper Age, can be seen at the eastern end of the Waal path.
This particular walk is especially interesting for those interested in local history.

Distance 4.7 Km
Duration 2h:00 min
Ascent 223 m
Descent 223 m
Highest point 813 m
Lowest point 619 m
Tour Details

Splendid views over the surrounding countryside and the perfect place for an easy stroll to the accompaniment of the tinkling music of pure, clear, fresh water.


-At Mairhof, Parcines bus turning;
At the parking lot, only short-term parking max. 1 hour with parking disc; max. 8 hrs.;
in the basement parking;
-At Zehentstraße, Parcines;
All-day, in the designated parking area;
-Public swimming pool, Parcines, Zehentstraße;
All-day, in the designated parking area.

Public Transport
From Merano: Bus 213 to Parcines
From Venosta Valley: the Venosta Valley Train or Bus 251 to Rablà – and from there Bus 265 to Parcines.

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!

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