North Tirolean Waalweg Trails Walking cheap north face for women & Hiking in Tirol
Posted Jan 04 2013 6:35am
Simply follow the babbling mountain waters "Waal" is the German expression for irrigation ditches in the high Alpine areas of North and South Tirol. These ancient channels were built to water the Alpine pasturelands and meadows, some of them are still used today. A variety of scenic walking trails lead along the Waal routes, taking you to picture-book Alpine landscapes! The K?fler Waal in Fundustal can be found above the renowned "?tzi Village" in Umhausen. Due to its exposed location at some 2100 m above sea level, you can easily reach this cultural treasure by following the panoramic hiking trail. This loop trail starts at the car park in K?fels where you walk along the trail leading towards Frischmannhütte. Past "Schachtele" area you proceed on the "Waalweg Fundus" theme trail. Here you can descend down to the valley or take advantage of a taxi service. Walking time: approx. 3 cheap north face jackets sale.5 hours / Difficulty level: intermediate In part the "Waalweg Arzwinkel" is still used today for watering the Alpine meadows In close vicinity to this trail you also find the Waalweg Arzwinkel, leading from Bischofsplatz car park (?tzi Village) past the Kneipp pools right across the shady forest. Soon you reach the century-old, hand dug irrigation ditch towards Stuibenfall – one of Tirol's most beautiful waterfalls. A small path located above the broad forest trail takes walkers through the woods (1 km). These old ditches are still used today for watering the high north face jackets for women on sale Alpine pasturelands and meadows. Don't forget to take a rest at one of the benches along the trail. Also Kaunergrat Nature Park features a scenic Waal trail deeply rooted in the valley's history. The rushing mountain waters coming down from Gallrutt glacier via two tunnels, cover a total distance of 13 kilometers amid rocks, Alpine meadows and water basins. Thanks to this ancient system the dry slopes are watered throughout the summer cheap north face for women months. A slope channel is the main attraction of the Kaunerberg Water Trail which takes hikers across unspoilt Alpine landscapes.