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Waalweg Juval - Castelbello

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Hiking from castle to castle along the picturesque Waalweg, hikers can experience the Vinschgau Valley from its most beautiful side.
easy
Distance 6.9 km
3:00 h
125 m
426 m
886 m
585 m
This easy hike takes us along the northern slopes of the South Tyrolean apple paradise Vinschgau from Reinhold Messner's residence to the tranquil Kastelbell Castle and promises not only scenic but also cultural highlights. It begins at Juval Castle, the residence of mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner. Messner's unique art collection can be visited daily in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November). The tour continues on an easy path past the irrigation channels of the Val Venosta fruit growers called "Waale". The tour ends at Castelbello Castle, which is well worth seeing and can also be visited on guided tours.

Author’s recommendation

Allow at least one hour for the tour of Juval Castle!
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
886 m
Lowest point
Castelbello, 585 m
Best time of year
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Start

Juval Castle (800 m) (886 m)
Coordinates:
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46.651276, 10.967132
DMS
46°39'04.6"N 10°58'01.7"E
UTM
32T 650521 5168292
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Destination

Castelbello (580 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Juval Castle, the Tschars Waalweg trail (marking no. 3) leads 200 m above the Vinschgau valley floor towards Kastelbell. On the way we pass a snack station. The hike ends with the section towards Kasten Castle and finally Kastelbell Castle in the village centre of Kastelbell. We then return to the starting point with the Vinschger cable car.

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Public transport

Train line "Vinschger Bahn" from Merano, Staben station (not all trains stop there!). From Staben station it is about an hour's walk or about 15 minutes to the Juval car park, where the shuttle bus starts.

Getting there

From Merano in the direction of Reschenpass via the SS38 state road to the free Juval car park. Continue to the Juval Castle Inn by shuttle bus for a fee (end of March to end of June, September to beginning of November). Regular daily trips every half hour from 09:40 except Wednesdays. From the terminus, it is still about a 15-minute walk to the castle.

Parking

Juval car park

Coordinates

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46.651276, 10.967132
DMS
46°39'04.6"N 10°58'01.7"E
UTM
32T 650521 5168292
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Equipment

Hiking boots, possibly rain gear

Localization

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


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Rating

4.5
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Willy Schlack 
December 22, 2020 · Community
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Rosa Rietzler
May 16, 2018 · Outdooractive Editors
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Hartmut Rödelsperger
May 14, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
125 m
Descent
426 m
Highest point
886 m
Lowest point
585 m
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