schloss juval bei naturns aber noch gemeinde kastelbell
schloss juval bei naturns aber noch gemeinde kastelbell

Hike along the Waalweg path to Juval Castle

Walking along traditional irrigation channels end enjoying the beautiful scenery - that’s the hike to Juval Castle.

The so-called "Waalwege" originate in long passed times (first written documents date back to the year 1200 AD), when local farmers built special irrigation channels to water their fields and meadows. Today as in the past these channels represent beautiful hiking paths lined by colourful sceneries. Our round trail starts at Ciardes (Tschars) in the Val Venosta valley.

This is where you follow the sign 1A up to a driveway to some farms and this is exactly where we come across the Senales Waalweg path (Schnalser Waalweg). We proceed on the archeologic hiking path no. 3 and in east direction until the hiking path ends slightly below Juval Castle.

We recommend you to make a visit to this castle, containing a series of exhibits of the alpinist Reinhold Messner. Descent on path no. 1 past Sonnenhof to Stava, where we take the Stava Waalweg path (Stabener Waalweg), leading you back to Ciardes.


If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: Ciardes
Signposts: 1A, 3, 1
Walking time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: 310 m
Altitude level: between 627 and 835 m a.s.l.
Rest points: Sonnenhof, Schlosswirt
Suitable for families? Perfectly suitable for family walks.


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