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Matatzer/Ulfaser Waalweg Trail

Hiking trail · Meraner Land
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Passeiertal
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    Photo: IDM Südtirol/Frieder Blickle, Passeiertal
Map / Matatzer/Ulfaser Waalweg Trail
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easy
Distance 5.1 km
1:30 h
125 m
82 m

Built: 1820
Refreshments: Ulfaser Alm mountain hut, Waalerhütte mountain hut
Due to altitude this hiking trail is not recommended until early summer.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,622 m
Lowest point
1,512 m
Best time of year
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.806866, 11.184558
DMS
46°48'24.7"N 11°11'04.4"E
UTM
32T 666677 5186019
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at Kratzegg Hof farm, the forest road rises up the hardly appreciable slope, through the valley to Ulfaser Alm mountain pasture. At the mountain hut, the shaded Waalweg trail continues comfortably through spruce and larch forests to a clearing, and provides a clear view to the underlying Val Passiria/Passeiertal Valley. On the edge of the road is a cultivated Waalerhütte mountain hut built from wood. Lying down, you can hear the Waalschelle bell, in a constant rhythm, where the water flows freely. Halfway through, after being separated for a short time, the Waalweh trail rejoins the stream.

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Getting there

From Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo until at Moso / Moos and furtheron to Ulfas (parking place Kratzegg).

Coordinates

DD
46.806866, 11.184558
DMS
46°48'24.7"N 11°11'04.4"E
UTM
32T 666677 5186019
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
125 m
Descent
82 m
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