Summer holidays in Merano & Surroundings
The holiday area Merano & Surroundings is one of the sunniest regions of South Tyrol and offers a Mediterranean charm. Grapes, figs and olive trees thrive in the mild climate of the Southern Alps and numerous recreational opportunities await holidaymakers in the summer months outdoors. North of the city of Merano is the Tessa Group Nature Park with an extensive network of fantastic alpine and high alpine hiking trails. The skiing and hiking area Merano 2000 in summer offers stunning mountain views and numerous cosy mountain huts. The valley station of the cable car to Merano 2000 is only ten minutes by car from the Ladurnerhof. One of the most scenic hiking trails is the five-kilometre Tappeiner Promenade, which passes directly above your apartment building. Olive trees and prickly pears grow on its roadsides and an idyllic part of path runs along the River Passer.
Holidays in Merano & Surroundings: Sports and nature in the summer months
During your holiday in Merano & Surroundings many leisure activities await you. Walks along the “Waal Paths” will take you through shady chestnut groves and past medieval castles and manors. The “Waale” are part of an ancient man-made irrigation system, which still today supplies the orchards in the Adige Valley with water. You will find kilometres of Nordic Walking routes throughout the entire region of Merano & Surroundings, and Adige Valley bike path – thanks to its plain route – is ideal even for children. On guided mountain biking and cycling tours, as a guest of the Ladurnerhof, you will enjoy a special discount. If you love adventures, during your holiday in Merano & Surroundings you may try a tandem flight with a paraglider, while mountain climbers in the Tessa Group will find mighty alpine peaks, which can be reached on challenging vie ferrate.
Wine and cultural experiences during your holidays in Merano
The holiday region Merano & Surroundings is known beyond the borders of South Tyrol for its excellent wines. Visit one of the many wineries in the area around Merano in summer and get a taste of the fine wines. The nearby Castle Tyrol hosts the South Tyrol Museum of Culture and History. A stroll through the exhibition rooms will guide you through the millennia-old history of the cultural region of South Tyrol. The Messner Mountain Museum in the Castle Juval and the botanic gardens of the Castle Trauttmansdorff in the summer months are popular destinations. For refreshment on hot days, visit the Thermal Baths Merano. The park-like grounds with Mediterranean vegetation feature several swimming pools, spring pools and a Kneipp pool.