Find inspiration as you explore the great outdoors in South Tyrol

Your active holiday in Merano and surroundings

There are countless hiking opportunities and ways to be active for all ages in and around Merano. Hop on the Tirolo or Hirzer cable cars (5 min drive) to reach the hiking and cycling paradise that is the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park. Alternatively, head from the Castanea on foot or by bike into a world of adventure! 


There’s something for everyone, from easy walking paths in the valley, through leisurely hikes to traditional huts serving food and drinks, all the way to demanding mountain excursions, climbing walls, and summit ascents. Everything on our doorstep, or close enough, anyway. We’re happy to recommend the excursion which best fits your needs.


The area around Merano and Val Passiria itself are truly a mountain biking, road cycling, and overall cycling Eldorado. Head off from the Castanea and explore the area on your bike – both families as well as passionate cyclists will have a fun day out.

Never a dull day

Hiking, mountain biking… and what else? There’s truly something for everyone, whatever the weather and interests: paragliding, golf, tennis, horseback riding, rafting, shopping in Merano, outdoor concerts in the gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorf and much, much more…

Make the most of your holiday with the SouthTyrol Guest Pas

The MeranCard offers you a whole world of activities: all public transport in South Tyrol (the nearest bus stop is only 300 m away), free use of the public cable cars in South Tyrol, single ticket for around 80 museums in South Tyrol, and exclusive Guest Pass offers and services.