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The Brandis-Waalweg Trail in Lana

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    Photo: MGM - Frieder Blickle, Lana und Umgebung
  • Waalweg trail in Lana
    / Waalweg trail in Lana
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  • / Waalweg trail in Lana
    Photo: Frieder Blickle, Lana und Umgebung
  • / Waalweg trail in Lana
    Photo: Frieder Blickle, Lana und Umgebung
  • / Lana "Brandis Waalweg" Trail
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m 330 320 310 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
easy
Distance 2.8 km
0:50 h
30 m
30 m
320 m
290 m

Walking and strolling along the irrigation channels
From the first days of spring until late autumn, the Waalwege, as the paths along the old irrigation channels are called, offer magnificent views of the mountains and the Adige Valley, but also exciting insights into a varied cultural landscape. The ancient irrigation channels are one of the most atmospheric walks in South Tyrol. They gently run through vineyards, apple meadows and chestnut groves along the low mountain ranges.

The narrow paths were originally created for purely practical reasons. The irrigation channels, called "Waale", were built in the pre-industrial age to irrigate fields and meadows thoroughly. For kilometres the water was led through small canals. The Waalweg along the canals, on the other hand, was used by the Waalermeister for maintenance.

From Lana, two irrigation channels in Merano and the surrounding area are easily accessible: The Brandis-Waalweg and the Marlinger Waalweg.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
320 m
Lowest point
290 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.613312, 11.143508
DMS
46°36'47.9"N 11°08'36.6"E
UTM
32T 664131 5164426
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Turn-by-turn directions

The Brandis-Waalweg takes a left from the Gampenstraße Road in Oberlana and leads via the monastery Kloster Lanegg and St. Margareth's Church to the waterfall in the Brandis Canyon in Niederlana. The path runs through orchards, vineyards and chestnut groves and offers beautiful views of the Tschögglberg Mountain, Lana and the Meran Valley Basin.

Circular walk: From the Brandis promenade in Niederlana, immediately after the wooden bridge to the waterfall (near the Waalrast restaurant), a new circular walk begins to the right of the path. The path leads us uphill (towards Völlan) to the big crucifix. Beautiful panoramic view of the Adige Valley. To return, take route no. 1 (Lana-Völlan) and descend towards Niederlana until you reach the Brandis promenade (above the fruit tree museum). Duration: approx. 30 min.
Difference in altitude: approx. 200 m

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Getting there

Munich - Rosenheim - Kufstein (A 12 Inntalautobahn, toll required) - Innsbruck (A 13 Brennerautobahn, toll required) - Brenner (A 22 Brennerautobahn, toll required) - Bolzano exit Bolzano South - Lana (MEBO expressway) or Ulm - Kempten - Füssen - Fernpass - Imst - Landeck - Reschenpass (state road 40 + 38) - Merano - Lana

Coordinates

DD
46.613312, 11.143508
DMS
46°36'47.9"N 11°08'36.6"E
UTM
32T 664131 5164426
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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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
0:50 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Highest point
320 m
Lowest point
290 m
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