A journey on foot Merano is where North and South meet. Take your time to hike through the landscape and discover the diversity of its beautiful nature. In the valleys you will find marvellous mediterranean vegetation, and also alongside the old watercourses and hiking paths that lead up to some of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps. The high mountain trail “Meraner Höhenweg” , which leads around the Texel Group Nature Park is a pleasure for walking and also has some wonderful views. Old style Alpine huts, where you can enjoy fine hearty dishes, await you, and cableways will bring you back down to the valley again.
The Tappeiner Promenade, or “Tappeinerweg”, running on an east-west axis above the town at an average height of 380 m, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful scenic walks in the whole of Europe.
Irrigation channel path of Lagund (Algunder Waalweg)
Töllgraben bridge (near Garni Frühlingsheim) – Plars di Sopra e Mezzo/Ober- and Mitterplars – Lagundo/Algund – Quarazze/Gratsch (Santa Maddalena/St. Magdalena chapel). The 5-6km long Lagundo/Algund irrigation channel pathway composes of two parts It runs along an irrigation channel on the plain and offers you beautiful viewing points onto the Val d’Adige/Etschtal valley.
The farmstead trail in the Ultimo/Ultental valley: Ultner Höfeweg
Starting shortly after the hamlet of Pracupola/Kuppelwies beside the Zoggler reservoir (1153 m) follow the road up-valley, before the ENEL building then turn right to the two farmsteads Unterhof and Oberhof (1196 m); continue along the old farm track passing wayside shrines and crucifixes to the Eben farmstead, then the Teisen farmhouses and onward as far as the Aussergraben-Hof which is a farmhouse inn with a cosy 18th century parlour (1378 m).The walk continues above the church of the tiny village St. Nikolaus passing the small Johann-von-Nepomuk church, then up-valley through a dense pine forest to the Gasteig, Gschöra and Kropfen farmsteads (approx. 1450 m; open for refreshments only in summer). Having passed Gannen, the route leads up to the village church of St. Gertraud (here you find the ancient larches of Ulten, which are probably over 850 years old and represent the oldest conifers in Europe). Return to Kuppelwies by bus or other means of transport.