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Irrigation Channels

The irrigation channels originate from an ancient irrigation system surrounding the fields and meadows. The aim of the irrigation channel was to provide the extremely dry Vinschgau Valley with the required water.

These moats cover the slopes like a net, which is cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Some of these channels have lost their original importance and are now highly rated as hiking paths.

Waalweg to Juval Castle»

The path starts from Gasthof Himmelreich in Tschars and meanders along the sides of the Sonnenberg mountain towards Staben. It passes the vineyards of the Unterortl winery on the Juvaler Burg hill where you can sample a glass of fine local wine towards the end of the walk (guided tour every second Thursday in the month, please book at the Tourist Office). The Juval Castle shuttle bus will take you back along the valley or you can walk on to Staben along path no. 1.
(length: 2.5 km., walking time: approx. 1 hour)

Ilswaaltrail »

From Corces/Kortsch, follow the Rosenkranzweg to Trail No. 5, where you’ll be able to take a quick detour to the little church of St. Ägidius if you like. Then follow Trail No. 5 again towards the east along the Ilswaal irrigation channel, which has water from spring to autumn. Continue alongside the Waal to a ravine through which Rio di Silandro/Schlandraunbach Stream flows. From there, go up the steep switchback to Monte di Silandro/Schlandersberg Castle (which is not open to visitors), and continue to Fisolgut Tavern.
From the castle, you take Höfestraße Road towards the east then turn right o

The Zaalwaal Trail»

From the centre of Corzes/Kortsch above Silandro/Schlanders, the one-hour tour leads upwards to the small church of S. Egidio, until path no. 6A detours to the left. A steep route leads through the vineyards up to Zaalwaal. From here, it leads westwards to the ”Kortscher Leiten” meadows past two former mills. The sports ground above Corzes is the Zaalwaal trail destination, there the Waal, the ancient irrigation channel, follows the underground tube systems.
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