The wine trail in the Val Venosta valley between Laces and Juval follows the the old irrigation channels, called “Waale”, in German.
Trail no. 3 between Laces (Latsch) and Castelbello (Kastelbell) in the Val Venosta valley is known as Via Vinum Venostis: 9 km long, it follows the old irrigation channels, and leads through vineyards and past beautiful farms. From Easter to November is the best time for the moderate hike, which gives a profound insight into the way of life and work of the winegrowers, also by its information boards about the landscape, the cultivated wine and the inns and wineries along the way.
The trail can be walked in both directions or in sections. You can park at the valley station of the San Martino al Monte Cable Car near Laces, then walk through the centre of Castelbello and above Colsano to the centre of the village of Ciardes. From there, the Via Vinum Venostis takes you further up to the Juval Castle hill with Reinhold Messner's famous castle, which still belongs to the municipality of Castelbello-Ciardes, but is already located towards Naturno. The perfect place for a refreshment stop at the end. 400 m difference in altitude, walking time: 2.5 hours.
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