This particularly sunny path offers an unusual view of the Meran valley basin. Along the way, in the midst of typical, local vegetation, can be seen Mediterranean plants such as oaks, eucalyptus, pines, agaves and olive trees, as well as exotic plants such as palms, bamboo and cacti. There is also a herb garden where some 230 different herbs and aromatic plants grow.
The early spring sees the first flowers appearing: heat-loving shrubs such as downy oaks, hop hornbeams, fustet, agaves and magnolias alternate with sunny vineyards on small terraces. The view stretches far over Bozen as far as the Mendel funicular railway, over the Unterland – South Tyrol’s south – and of course to King Laurin’s realm in the Rosengarten.
At 13 km, the Marlinger Waal is South Tyrol’s longest and largest irrigation channel. This significant piece of infrastructure runs through precipitous rocky areas, steep mixed woodlands, beautiful meadows, fruit orchards and vineyards past various farms and places to enjoy a break.
This well-known Waalweg, passing between the sloping vineyards and fruit orchards from Töll in the west to Gratsch in the east, is one of Meran’s most popular trails. It is almost entirely flat: the path runs partly under deciduous trees, partly through fruit orchards and wine-growing estates with places to rest and enjoy refreshments
This Waalweg runs alongside the largely unspoilt and open watercourse, partly through areas of coniferous and deciduous trees, partly through beautiful chestnut woods, and partly through fruit orchards. There are beautiful views over the Meran valley basin as far as the mountains that rise above the Ulten Valley and the peaks of the Texel range.