schenner waalweg oberhalb verdins herbstlandschaft
schenner waalweg oberhalb verdins herbstlandschaft

Hike along the Scena Waalweg path

This expansive but comfortable walking tour at the slopes above Verdins and Scena is really nice in autumn and spring.

Like the other villages in the western South Tyrol, also Scena near Merano has a Waal, an irrigation channel, which is used for watering the fields. Along the Scena Waal a beautiful path with low ascents proceeds at the edge of the forest and leads us also to gorgeous viewpoints across the valleys. Starting point of our walk is Verdins, a district of Scena, which is accessible also by public transfer (only few minutes from Merano). At the church we follow path no. 16 uphill across the meadows until we reach the junction with the Waalweg path at about 1,050 m a.s.l.

Here we walk towards the "Talstation Taser" (Taser valley station). The gurgling Waal accompanies us down to the Hasenegg Restaurant, where we have to walk along the road for a short section. Alternately through woods and meadows we soon reach the valley station of the Taser Cable Car. After crossing the Schnuggenbach stream we walk further to the Brunjaun snack bar and towards San Giorgo. Here it would be possible, to descend to Scena (Schenna).

Those who want to discover the entire Waalweg path, can walk through orchards and woods until the Val di Nova gorge (Naifschlucht), a nice route always slightly downhill. In the gorge we descend to the valley station of the Merano 2000 Cable Car. From here we come back to Scena either on foot along the Via Goyen road or by public bus. The best seasons for this hike are spring and autumn, in summer mostly it’s too hot. Moreover in these seasons you can enjoy either the apple blossom or the Törggele tradition in autumn. Along the path resp. in close vicinity there are various farm inns and restaurants.

Author: AT

difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Verdins near Scena (village centre)
  • Time required:
    02:50 h
  • Track length:
    9,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 661 m to 1.056 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +243 m | -414 m
  • Signposts:
    16, Schenner Waalweg, 3A
  • Destination:
    Val di Nova valley, Merano 2000 Cable Car, valley station
  • Resting points:
    Köstenthaler Hof, Gasthof Pichler, Café am Waal, Georgenhof, Moserhof
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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