Parking lot Völser Weiher to the turnoff Moarmühle
From the parking lot Völser Weiher we start first straight ahead at the tennis courts of the Hotel Waldsee past in the direction of Völser Weiher. However, we leave this to the left at the next crossroads (or complete the tour with the Circular hike Völser Weiher) and continue straight ahead up the forest road in the direction of Huber Weiher. There is a barrier here, as the use of the forest road is only possible to a limited extent. With a traction motor or electric wheelchair, however, you can drive with a little momentum towards the barrier, which should then open automatically by the sensor in the ground. If this is not the case, there is a footpath with a gate that can also be used. Here it may be necessary to have a second person hold the gate open. Directly behind the gate we turn right.
From the Moarmühle junction to the Moarmühle car park
Follow trail no. 2 through a sparse forest, for the time being still on a well-maintained forest road. In summer, cows are also on the move here. A short time later, the forest road drops about 50 m with 11% and the trail splits. Straight ahead you come to a field and the jogging trail of the round Völser Weiher. However, we turn right and follow hiking trail no. 2, which has now become a normal forest trail. Right at the beginning of the forest trail there is a small stream to cross, but it is not very deep. After that the path leads with a gradient of about 11% and over big stones and tree roots along the left side of a brook. This section should only be completed by experienced riders and at one or the other point an escort is necessary due to the unevenness.
After this section, you reach the second stream crossing, which is a bit more challenging this time. There is a bridge, but it is not very wide and on the other side of the bridge are large stones that are very difficult to overcome (see impressions). At low tide, however, it is possible to cross the river bed directly, whereby the support of an escort is also advantageous here, as there is an impassable ascent directly behind the river bed and in the river bed itself, larger stones may have to be cleared out of the way, which are deposited here from time to time. Once this challenge is overcome, the path becomes a little more pleasant as there are no longer so many roots and stones, but the gradient increases with up to 27%. After about 200 m you reach a small crossroads. Here you can take a short break. Afterwards, the stream is crossed again, but this time over a wide bridge, as this part of the path is again used by tractors etc. (which, however, can sometimes lead to bumps in the path). The trail now continues without any major bumps, but still with a steep gradient of up to 20% and finally, again after crossing a bridge, joins trail no. 8, which leads left to the Hofer Alpl alpine hut up and down to the right to the Moarmühle mill. We follow the path to the right and soon meet the main Völs/Ums road. Here we turn right and walk along the road towards Völs (hiking trail no. 8).
Return to Völs am Schlern or to the Völser Weiher pond
If you would like to walk the complete circular route, you can walk back to the Völser Weiher pond at the Platzer farm on the old Völser Weiher road in the direction of Zimmerlehen (joins hiking trail no. 1 after approx. 1 km). Otherwise, follow the road (hiking trail no. 8) further in the direction of the Völser Kreisel. From here, there are buses to the surrounding villages (however, not all of them are barrier-free).
Up to the Moarmühle junction, well passable, unpaved forest road. Between the turn-off and the Moarmühle mill, a normal hiking trail (no. 2) with large stones, tree roots and two small streams that have to be crossed. Afterwards, from Moarmühle, asphalt road until shortly before the Völser Weiher lake. The last section is again a hiking trail, but well constructed and with fine gravel.
Approach via Blumau in the direction of Völs am Schlern. There, in the district of St. Anton, directly behind the bus stop, turn right in the direction of Völser Weiher.
Approach from Brixen via Kastelruth/Seiser Alm to Völs am Schlern. Here, in the outlying district of St. Anton, turn left at the Hotel St. Anton in the direction of Völser Weiher.
Round trip of about 2 hours.
Difference in altitude
On this tour approx. 200 meters of altitude are overcome.
- manual wheelchair with strong, four-wheeled traction device and all-terrain tyres
- narrow quad or similarly strong off-road vehicle
For the section branching off on hiking trail no. 2 to Moarmühle absolutely necessary, since due to the unevenness of the path the wheelchair can tip over or must be pushed. In addition, the path slopes very steeply in some places (20%).
Level of difficulty
Due to the trail conditions and the sloping roads of up to 30% with simultaneous bumps, we have classified this tour as an expert tour. It is also essential to bring a companion, as the wheelchair could tip sideways at one point or another.
Inn Völser Weiher, café/swimming hut at the public jetty
A barrier-free WC is located in the swimming hut/café Völser Weiher at the public bathing jetty.