ACTIVE IN SOUTH TYROL
HAPPINESS LIES IN THE MOUNTAINS
Out of the house and into nature! Fantastic panoramic views attract hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers up the mountain. Adventurous and easy tours in the low mountain range - challenging and difficult routes in high alpine terrain, there is something for everyone! There are plenty of space and mountains in South Tyrol. Don't forget to stop for a bite to eat in alpine pastures and huts, hearty delicacies taste much better in the high altitude air.
Hiking in South Tyrol means experiencing unique landscapes, varied routes and green, sunny valleys.
The Waalwege in Merano and its surroundings are a wonderful way to get to know the wonderful nature of the country and to discover wonderful viewpoints. The irrigation channels were originally created to irrigate the fields. They still have this function today and in addition, along the whales extraordinary footpaths have been created, which are mostly suitable for inexperienced people and children.
Several theme paths through forests or meadows invite you to discover the beauty of the cultural landscapes of South Tyrol in a variety of ways.
Experienced hikers should not miss a day trip to the Spronser Lake District. To the Seebersee under the Timmelsjoch, on the other hand, it is almost just a walk. Impressive however, how it lies at the foot of the Granatkogel.
VACATION BY BIKE
On two wheels you can get further, especially with the e-bike. Travelling the holiday region of South Tyrol by bike is a pleasure thanks to the good network of cycle paths. Varied, comfortable and yet sporty, you can cycle in Merano and surroundings on well-surfaced valley paths.
Particularly popular are the cycle path along the river Passer to St. Leohnhard and the cycle path along the ancient Via Claudia Augusta: starting in the upper Vinschgau Valley, at Lake Resia, the cycle path runs downhill to Merano and from there along the Adige cycle path to Bolzano.
Some are a little hidden, perhaps not visible at first sight. Others stand in the light, strong, massive and self-confident, waiting for those who want to immerse themselves a little in the history of South Tyrol. Not always romantic, very often linked to traditions and customs that have been developed over centuries and are still partly lived today.
Some examples of famous sights and excursion destinations in the Merano area:
Castle Tyrol (Landesmuseum) with the bird care centre
the Museum Passeier at the Sandwirt, the birthplace of Andreas Hofer
the princely castle in Merano
the botanical gardens of Merano
the knot cinema in Hafling
the Waalwege in Kuens, Marling and Algund
the chairlift from Dorf Tirol to Meran