Relaxing holidayson the sunny plateau in Verano/South Tyrol
With a magnificent view of the Merano basin, the sunny mountain village Verano/South Tyrol invites you to a relaxing holiday in a natural environment. The town lies on the Monzoccolo, which in the summer months lures with fantastic hiking trails. You can reach the popular resort on Monzoccolo easily by car or motorcycle on a panoramic road from Merano and Bolzano. But even with the cable car from Postal you reach the village center of Verano in a short time. In this rural idyll you’ll find the farm Boznermüllerhof 3 km from the village center with its cosy apartments. The farm is an ideal starting point for discoveries in the area of Verano. With their distinctive structures, the peaks of the Rotstein, Beimstein and Untersteinkogel represent a regional landmark. These three tuff formations are of volcanic origin and unique in South Tyrol. A walk through the village takes you past the parish church of Verano. Nearby there are inviting inns where you may enjoy South Tyrolean delicacies.
Nature cinema Knottnkino in Verano/South Tyrol
Verano has to offer a very special scenic attraction with the so-called Knottnkino. In this nature cinema you can enjoy a unique natural spectacle. Like in a movie theatre in front of a big screen you may take a seat in front of a specially created magnificent alpine panorama. From here, the view covers the Adige Valley, the peaks of the Dolomites, the Tessa Group and the Merano basin. Drifting clouds create a fascinating lights and shadow show in the alpine mountains.
Hiking and nature experiences in Verano/South Tyrol
The central mountain region around the Monzoccolo is an excellent area for hiking. Circular walks take you to the “Stoanernen Manderln” (Little Stone Men), the “Giovo Meltina”, and the Verano Alp. Numerous mountain huts serve delicious dishes from the South Tyrolean cuisine. A magnificent panoramic view can be enjoyed in the high altitudes of the Monzoccolo. The vista extends from the Ortles Group to the Ötztal Alps and the peaks of the Dolomites. From the farm close-by to the Boznermüllerhof you can set off on horseback, riding through the pristine natural landscapes on the plateau. Alternatively, you may visit the stables in Avelengo. Here your children can participate in a trial course and see for the first time the world from horseback.
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 “Giovo Meltina” with the “Little Stone Men”and the hiking area Merano 2000 attract many hikers in the summer months. You may reach the starting points of your hikes comfortably from the farm by bus. There are buses every hour to Verano-Avelengo-Merano and to Meltina-Terlano-Bolzano.
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 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, as well as 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. 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. Horseback-riding fans have the opportunity to take part in a horse ride into the mountains during their holiday in Merano & Environs on a neighbouring farm or in Avelengo, which is eight kilometres away.
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.