Merano and its surroundings await you with a truly notable variety of well-marked hiking trails, either in the mountains or in the valley: you can go on Merano's Alta via or enjoy the legendary rogge, the routes along the ancient canals of irrigation. The Merano mountain scenery is so faceted and offers such a variety of landscapes that even who is not a fan will fall in love with hiking!
The "Marlinger Waalweg" path is the longest ex-irrigation canal in South Tyrol and is only a 12-minute walk from Marlena. It is known as an ideal destination for dog walking and winds through the fairly flat paths of Monte di Marlengo passing through the villages of Foresta, Marlengo, Cermes and Castel Monteleone. Starting in Tel di Parcines and ending 12 km later, just before Lana, it can also be walked in stages. Your four-legged best friend can run happily between the green meadows and apple orchards.
The Tessa Group is a mountain range belonging to the Venetian Alps, to the northwest of Merano with several peaks of over 3,000 metres. The Alta Via was created in the early 1980s through the connection of several trails and is considered one of the greatest long-distance routes in the Alps.
Closed to traffic and reachable in few minutes from the nearby village of Lana with a cable car, Monte San Vigilio, our home mountain, opens the door to a true paradise in summer. Hiking tours, bike tours, paragliding flights or moments of absolute relaxation: everyone will find what they are looking for!
Known far beyond South Tyrol's boundaries, the Tappeiner promenade in Merano offers a 6 km trail, characterized by rich Mediterranean vegetation. It takes its name from the doctor, botanist and anthropologist Franz Tappeiner (1816-1902), who funded its creation.
Merano 2000 will answer every wish: enjoyable family trips, mountain biking, running, climbing, paragliding, horseback riding and downhill. In this fabulous scenario for hiking and outdoor activities, athletes can get their blood pumping.
Pure wine culture on 4 kilometers. This is the WineCulturePath, a circuit that starts at the Marlengo church square and provides interesting insights into viniculture. Equipment from vineyards and wine cellars illustrate the information, which can be read on information pillars along the way. And when you return to the Marlena, why don't you visit your host Hans Inderst and sommelier Ivica in our vinotheque?
From Plars to Velloi with the single chair lift. Further on you float nostalgically in the basket lift to the Malga Leiter on the Alta Via di Merano.
The sunny high plateau Merano 2000 convinces with a variety of possibilities for a pure mountain experience. The cable car takes you up effortlessly.
The panoramic cable car takes you high up into the Texel Group hiking paradise. Gently and safely up to lofty heights.
A lot of fun with the MeranCard! Every guest from Marlena receives the card free of charge. There are a lot of benefits related to the MeranCard, e.g. free entrance to over 80 museums and the free use of public transport in South Tyrol as well as with specific cable cars. There is also a 10% discount on the bike and ski rental at “Sportservice Erwin Stricker” and many other advantages at selected partners.
With the Mobilcard, you can explore the area by means of the Integrated South Tyrol Transport, travelling to discover the wonders of South Tyrol for three days a week or for seven in a row.
The "Merano and environs" GuestCard offers many advantages and discounts for museums, ski lifts and sports or leisure facilities throughout the Merano area. The card and the information sheet with the member institutions are available at the reception desk.
The local BusCard Merano and surroundings connects Merano with the surrounding towns, it is valid for 7 days and available at the reception for € 16.00.
White flourishing wisterias, camellias, albizias and rhododendrons line the path above the tennis courts. With comfortable seating, works of art and the magnificent view of the spa town Merano and the Ifinger mountain group, the promenade is a highlight you don't want to miss.