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Leiten and Berkwaal Irrigation Channel Trail

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  • The Leiten and Bergwaal Irrigation Channel Trail
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Distance 6.6 km
3:00 h
291 m
292 m
1,213 m
921 m

Family Hike along the Canal Trails in Schluderns/ Sluderno

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,213 m
Lowest point
921 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.663940, 10.585500
DMS
46°39'50.2"N 10°35'07.8"E
UTM
32T 621291 5169040
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins near the Vinschgau/ Val Venosta Museum. From here, ascend the Kalvarienberg mountain on trail no. 18 to “Ganglegg” (1,123 m), the best researched and fortified elevated settlement from the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Alps. A little above the ‘open-air museum’ is the entrance to the Leitenwaal canal trail no. 17. Follow this past ancient larch trees till you hear the sound of the roaring gorge. After crossing the wild Saldurbach stream, the romantic Berkwaal canal trail no. 17 can now be seen. On the other side of the valley, return past the Vernalhof farm (trail no. 20) down to the Churburg castle and the Vinschgau Museum.

Churburg castle is one of South Tyrol’s best preserved castles. Constructed in the 13th century, the medieval installation was later remodeled into a magnificent Renaissance residence. Frescos, chambers and chapels can be seen, as well as Europe’s largest collection of armour. In the Vinschgau Museum in Schluderns, three permanent exhibitions about the archeology and life of farmers in the dry valley near the Etsch river can be viewed. The centrepieces of the museum are the relics found in Ganglegg and the historic irrigation canals, which still shape the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley’s landscape today. The third permanent exhibition concerns the Swabian children and poverty in Vinschgau.

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Getting there

Trough the Venosta Valley to Sluderno/Schluderns

Coordinates

DD
46.663940, 10.585500
DMS
46°39'50.2"N 10°35'07.8"E
UTM
32T 621291 5169040
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Wolfgang Labus
August 28, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 25, 2019
Stefan Thieme
May 20, 2016 · Community
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Berkwaal
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Berkwaal

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closed
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
291 m
Descent
292 m
Highest point
1,213 m
Lowest point
921 m
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