Due to its fascinating and varied mountain world and mild climate, South Tyrol is a true hiking paradise. Situated in the heart of the Meraner Land, Lana is a fantastic starting point for numerous hiking trips into the surrounding area. Only 15 minutes by foot from Hotel Weingarten, you will come to the valley station of the Vigiljoch cable railway. The second oldest railway in Europe was renovated in 2006 and takes you in minutes to the Lana mountain, the Vigiljoch. You should also try out the hiking areas of the Ulten Valley, as well as Meran 2000.
Tips: the hiking camp gives you the chance to choose easy, medium and demanding hiking trips under the watchful eye of professional mountain and hiking guides.
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If you prefer a more comfortable approach, you can walk around Lana’s historic centre or stroll in the direction of the Falschauer biotope. In addition, there is an access point to the Meraner irrigation channel route. These are eleven trails, leading you on a circular path around the entire Meran basin (in several day trips). You can choose to walk only part of the way as day tours or half day tours.
Only 15 minutes from Hotel Weingarten is the Vigiljoch nature idyll. Traffic-free and sun-kissed, it comes with great panoramic views and the legendary St. Vigilius chapel bears witness to medieval times. Lana’s mountain is an ideal hiking area for all the family.
Our hiking tip: Enjoy a trip to the ‘Bärenbad‘ (lit: bears‘ bath) with great views of the Dolomites…or to the Naturns Alm, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Vinschgau.
Near Lana is the entrance to the Ulten valley, which is about 40 kilometres long and runs parallel to the Vinschgau, which is further north. The valley is marked by a variety of hiking possibilities, some of the trails leading from the valley up to the higher mountain regions. A very popular hiking path is the Ulten Farmhouse Trail, which runs from Kuppelwies to St. Gertraud and then back on the other side of the valley. The old, traditional farmhouses are true landmarks of the Ulten Valley. Another hiking trip worth undertaking leads you from Weissbrunn to the Fichtenalm.
Meran 2000 is the sunny terrace of the city of Meran and is situated high above the spa town on a high mountain plateau, right under the summit of the Ifinger mountain. The region is famous for its mild temperatures and its great views of the South Tyrolean mountain world.
With the new cable railway called Meran 2000, you can reach the traffic-free high plateau within minutes. The network of hiking trails covers easy, as well as more demanding routes and is suitable for all the family, as well as the more experienced, with a variety of Alpine meadows and mountain trails.
You could say that the entire region is suitable for all kinds of families. One of the highlights is the longest toboggan run in Italy, an Alpine bob, as well as Luckis Kinderland, which is a children playground mountain zoo with free entry – situated directly at the mountain terminal of the cable railway.