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.
Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains can be seen along the entire length of the Marlinger Waalweg trail. The agricultural landscape lining the irrigation channels is also impressive, with meadows and forests alternating with vineyards and orchards. Along the Marlinger Waalweg trail there are also impressive views of the Merano basin, the Val Passiria/Passeier Valley, and the imposing Texelgruppe mountain range. The Marlinger Waalweg trail is well-connected to the public transport network, allowing visitors to move around without need for a car.
The Marling irrigation channel road (Töll - Lana, 14 km long) with its beautiful panoramic views over the Meran basin can be reached from Algund in three different ways:
- Forster Steg / wooden bridge - Moserhof - Obermair (a rapid rise ca. 1/2 hour)
- Forster Steg / wooden bridge - Brauhausstraße - power station Forst
- Mitterplars – Töll bridge - water gate (dam) Forst
description to arrive at destination
Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo expressway to the Algund exit. The Forster Steg is next to the swimming pool Lido at Algund.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is just before Merano.
Parking place next the Forster Steg at the swimmingpool.
By train to Merano and by bus line 212 to Algund, bus stop Forster Steg.
On the following page you will find the travel times for public transport (www.sii.it).