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Irrigation Channel Paths

Irrigation Channel Paths in Upper Venosta Valley

Hiking Along the Irrigation Channel Paths in Upper Venosta Valley

Waalwege is the local name for the typical regional paths accompanying the old irrigation channels at the foot of the mountains. Waalwege are in fact among South Tyrol's most popular hiking trails.

The irrigation channels were built centuries ago to ensure the irrigation of the dry fields and to forestall periods of drought. The channels extend for many kilometers across the landscape and bring the water from the glacier-rivers down into the valley. Like the ancient aqueducts, they are only permitted a minimum incline, ensuring that the gradient of the hiking trails relatively even.

There are several ancient irrigation channels in the Venosta Valley running along the dry grassland at Monte Sole mountain, making it a paradise for songbirds and rare animals. The trails are accessible throughout the year and offer great views of the mighty Alpine mountain ranges of the valley. The water courses around Malles Heath – Oberwaal, Leiten- and Bergwaal – are particularly spectacular.
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Discover the numerous hiking trails along the irrigations channel paths
 
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Discover, Taste and Experience the Markets of Upper Venosta Valley
 
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Here you'll find an overview of the wide range and diversity of top events in the holiday area Upper Venosta Valley.
 
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From 8 to 11 december 2016 the old arcades and the tranquil town square are the romantic backdrop for the Glorenza Christmas market.
Welcome to the Upper Venosta culture region
Hike along ancient irrigation channels, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Upper Venosta Valley.