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.

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    7,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 622 m to 835 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +244 m | -244 m
  • Route:
    narrow path
  • Signposts:
    1A, 3, 1
  • Destination:
    Juval Castle
  • Resting points:
    Sonnenhof, Schlosswirt
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike along the Waalweg path to Juval Castle
  • More information:
    A sure foot and no fear of heights are necessary!

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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