The paths along the narrow water moats are typical for the Venosta Valley. These channels on the mountainsides were dug centuries ago and were used to irrigate the fields
. Today the irrigation channel paths in Venosta Valley are among the best hiking trails in South Tyrol, and offer a great view of the majestic surrounding mountain range and valley. The paths are popular hiking trails for families
, moderate hikers and everyone who wishes to enjoy the unique flora and fauna in the entire valley.
One of the most popular is the Schnalswaal trail
, which runs through Castelbello-Ciardes. It is 11km long and is therefore one of the longest irrigation channels in South Tyrol, with a difference in altitude of only 370m. It runs gently through the mixed forest of the Monte Sole Mountain
towards Juval Castle
. The circular hike at the Schnalser Waalweg
and the Latschanderwaal trail
is also highly recommended.