Hiking to Merano on the Maiser Waalweg high above the Passeier valley
Hiking to Merano, like the one on the Maiser Waalweg, high above the Passeier Valley, is an experience, mainly if you use one of the numerous wall paths.
In low-rainfall regions in the Alps, irrigation channels were used to supply water to fields. Today they are mainly used for hiking. (Hikes and Walks Meran )*
Maiser Waalweg to Merano – the tour
The Saltauser Waalweg, also called Maiser Waalweg, leads almost 10 km from Saltaus in Passeiertal directly to Merano.
The hike begins at the valley station of the Hirzer cable car. Three large parking spaces are available. If these are overcrowded, you can also park at the Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, the only stop on the way.
The Waalweg leads past the Torgglerhof and parallels the Passer through forests and apple fields.
The path is varied and leads through meadows and orchards, protected by railings, past rock faces and a beautiful landscape.
Along the route, you can enjoy the view of the Riffian, Kuens and Dorf Tirol villages on the opposite side of the valley and out into the Merano basin.
The trail ends at Planta Castle in Merano-Obermais. From there, it is about 20 minutes to the centre of Merano.
You can take the bus (line 240 at the stop Meran Therme) to Sankt Leonhard. The bus stops directly at the Hirzerbahn.
The walking time is about 3 hours.
The TFL conclusion
A very friendly and easy tour for connoisseurs. Great views and South Tyrolean flair are included. Hiking to Merano is fun!
Merano / South Tyrol Tips:
Canon G7X Mark II – the best travel camera