Holidays in Merano and Environs – Holidays on the alpine plateau
High above the spa town of Merano there is the mountain village of Verano – located on a sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,200 metersabove sea level.
This holiday region is the starting point for popular hiking trails of varying difficulty. Verano is a popular destination for nature lovers and active travellers. Short hikes and walks are possible also with a stroller. In the pristine mountain regions on the various hikes trails you’ll pass lush green meadows and deep forests. Many attractive destinations can be reached from the farm Boznermüllerhof in Verano. The circular path to the Leadner Alp – Verano Alp – Wurzer Alp and back across the pasture, the Col Moltena with the “Little Stone Men”and the hiking area Merano 2000 attract many hikers in the summer months.
Right on the Monzoccolo, numerous huts offer unforgettable destinations. They are all operated and are happy to serve you typical South Tyrolean dishes. Here, you will find a 360 degree panorama waiting for you. It offers spectacular views of the Tessa Group and Brenta Dolomites, the Ortles Group, and the Alps of Sarentino and Oetztal.
Leisure activities during your holidays in Merano and Environs
The Mediterranean climate in Verano is causing temperatures to rise in the summer months. The public swimming pools in Merano, Scena and Lana and the adventure pool in Naturno guarantee plenty of refreshment on hot days. In the natural swimming pool in Gargazzone, visitors can expect a natural swimming experience in chlorine-free water. The water is cleaned in an all-natural way, without chemical additives. Devotees of Nordic walking in the Nordic Walkingparc in Verano have the opportunity to try out seven different tracks with lengths from 4 to 11 km. A sporting challenge is the trail in Castelliere, where you conquer a total of 1,000 altitude meters. Challenging mountain bike trails and bike paths lead to attractive destinations in the region. The bike routes in the Passiria Valley, the Adige Valley and the Venosta Valley are very popular.Friends of the equestrian sports during their holiday in Merano and Environs have the opportunity to participate in a trail ride in the mountains on the close-by farm or in Avelengo (8 km).
Summer holidays in Merano and Environs: Monuments and sites
The holiday region Merano & Environs has to offer a variety of exciting destinations. Don’t miss a visit to the botanical gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff in the spa town of Merano. Then stroll through the romantic alleys of the old town with its many boutiques and cafes. Numerous castles and medieval residences are located throughout Merano & Environs. Among the most popular destinations in the summer there is the Messner Mountain Museum ( San Sigismondo) at the Castle Juval, the Castle Churburg, the medieval fortress in Scena and the Castle Tyrol. Take a break from your excursions and visit the Archaeological Museum in the city of Bolzano, with the glacier mummy “Ötzi”. The Railway World in Rablat and the Typewriter Museum P. Mitterhofer enjoy great popularity with young and old. A splendid holiday experience in the summer is a visit to the waterfall in Parcines.