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Rösslsteig and Merano Waal Circuit

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Tappeiner Verlag
  • Wallfahrtskirche Zu den Sieben Schmerzen Mariens in Riffian
    Wallfahrtskirche Zu den Sieben Schmerzen Mariens in Riffian
    Photo: Rosmarie Gafriller, Tappeiner Verlag
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Distance 12.2 km
4:30 h
380 m
380 m
700 m
380 m

On comfortable trails in the Passeier Valley: from Riffian via the Rösslsteig trail to Saltaus, Rückehr on the Maiser Waalweg trail


This loop in the Passeier Valley is characterised by several advantages: The paths are relatively easy to walk and we are accompanied by several attractions. Our route also includes a section of the "Seven Sorrows of Mary" contemplation trail. It starts in Kuens and leads to the pilgrimage church of Riffian. The artist was Hartmut Hintner, who designed the seven reflection points with steles made of Swiss stone pine. In addition, there are always wonderful views, for example of the pilgrimage church of Riffian, the villages and hamlets on the opposite side of the valley, the mountains of the Hirzer area. In addition, the entire loop is also part of the Merano Waalrunde. This is a circular trail in the Merano area that is a good 80 km long and connects a total of 11 irrigation channels. These irrigation channels were once built to irrigate the fields, accompanied by a path to check the unhindered flow of the water. While the Riffianer Waalweg no longer carries water, this is very much


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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