Rock Climbing in South Tyrol
Climbing walls and via ferrate in Merano and Environs

Rock climbing in Merano and Environs is possible almost year round. One of the largest climbing walls in South Tyrol is the Juval rock gym, located at the entrance point of the Schnalstal Valley.
Rock climbing in Merano and Environs is possible almost year round. One of the largest climbing walls in South Tyrol/Südtirol is the Juval rock gym, located at the entrance point of the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley. Also nearby is the new and challenging Hoachwool via ferrata, which is accessible directly from the valley year round.

For climbing enthusiasts, the boulder areas in the village of Lagundo/Algund, near St. Hippolyt hill in the Narano/Naraun district, near Fragsburg Castle in Merano/Meran, and the Bergkristall rock gym in Plan/Pfelders in Val Passiria/Passeiertal Valley are all highly recommended.

The high rope courses in Val Senales/Schnalstal valley, on the Familienalm Taser family mountain pasture above the village of Scena/Schenna and in Terlano/Terlan, as well as the indoor Rockarena climbing hall in the spa town of Merano are especially suitable for beginners.

Taser high ropes course
At 15 metres above the ground, you will move from tree to tree, from one obstacle to another. Dizzying but fascinating at the same time. Once you are at the top, you will experience a unique panorama. Admire the impressive mountains from high up, where your view will take in the massif of Ortles, to the Tessa mountain group to the Stubai Alps.
At 15 metres above the ground, you will move from tree to tree, from one obstacle to another. Dizzying but fascinating at the same time. Once you are at the top, you will experience a unique panorama. Admire the impressive mountains from high up, where your view will take in the massif of Ortles, to the Tessa mountain group to the Stubai Alps. This unique panorama makes the Taser high ropes course one of most fascinating in the area.


Golf in South Tyrol

Hit the links between blossoms and mountain peaks
South Tyrol’s golf courses offer the finest in golfing vacations. The Golf Club Passeier.Meran and Golf Course Lana Gutshof Brandis are both located in Merano and Environs.
South Tyrol’s golf courses offer the finest in golfing vacations. The Golf Club Passeier,Meran and Golf Course Lana Gutshof Brandis are both located in Merano and Environs. Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery and far-reaching orchards, the two nine-hole courses are appreciated by professional and amateur golfers alike.

A few kilometers beyond the area of Alta Val di Non/Deutschnonsberg in the village of Sarnonico is the Dolomiti Golf Club, one of the highest altitude golf courses in the entire Alpine region. Another golf club is found in the village of Appiano/Eppan, the Blue Moon Golf Club designed by star course architect Thomas C. Himmel, which is embedded with natural stretches of water.

Because of the mild local climate, golf courses in South Tyrol can be played from February till November.

Golf Club Lana "Gutshof Brandis"
Golf is glamorous in Lana: not only because the golf club has a Par 70 course, but also because its owner Count Brandis is a perennial favorite with locals and visitors alike. The renowned British golf course designer Michael Pinter created a unique course with three 3 par, four 4 par, and two 5 par holes along approx.
Golf is glamorous in Lana: not only because the golf club has a Par 70 course, but also because its owner Count Brandis is a perennial favorite with locals and visitors alike. The renowned British golf course designer Michael Pinter created a unique course with three 3 par, four 4 par, and two 5 par holes along approx. 2,800 meters at the historical site of Brandisburg Castle in Lana.
The course at the foot of Brandisburg Castle can be played almost all year round because of the mild climate in the region. Because of its relative length with few inclines, this course is a favourite of seasoned golfers and beginners alike. Those who wish to hone their golfing skills can avail of highly skilled professional golf tutors at the adjacent Golf School, owned and operated by the former British national team trainer, Chris Mawdsley.

Golf in S. Martino / St. Martin
Golf Club Passeier Meran is known for its beautiful, natural layout and fine design and is the ideal place for beginners and expert golfers like. Its highlights comprise various water features including seven waterlily ponds and some challenging bunkers which require a very strategic game.
Golf Club Passeier Meran is known for its beautiful, natural layout and fine design and is the ideal place for beginners and expert golfers like. Its highlights comprise various water features including seven waterlily ponds and some challenging bunkers which require a very strategic game.
Golfing paradise in the very heart of the Alps on a threeseasons course and which is surrounded by all the beauties of Mother Nature!
Why not take a closer look at the description of the course as well as our tournament calendar and golf school training programmes and courses.
South Tyrol’s smallest cable-car, the “Psairer Bahn”, takes guests from the car park right up to our club house.
Coming from Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo / Passo Giovo until S. Martino/St. Martin and then to the golf course.

Fun Outdoor Activities in South Tyrol
Paragliding, Tarzaning and rafting in Merano and Environs

Merano and the surrounding villages in the area offer extensive possibilities for fun outdoor activities and sports. Paragliders can get a bird’s-eye view of the mountains.
Merano/Meran and the surrounding villages in the area offer extensive possibilities for fun outdoor activities and sports. Paragliders can get a bird’s-eye view of the mountains. Reaching the heights is also possible at the high rope courses in the villages of Terlano/Terlan and Scena/Schenna, and in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley.

A truly unique experience is a rafting tour on the Passer mountain river. Together with a guide, the entire family can ride the roaring swirls and rapids. Tarzaning in a gorge of the Passer and joint canoeing are also action-packed group activities available in the area. River Boating also takes place on the nearby Etsch river. Here, the family itself can pilot a rubber dinghy from the village of Postal/Burgstall downstream to the south.

Geocaching in South Tyrol
Digital treasure hunting in the mountains of Merano and Environs

Merano and Environs is an area with a particularly large amount of geocaches.
Merano and Environs is an area with a particularly large amount of geocaches. These electronic treasure hunts (better known as geocaching) are a great way of exploring the area around the spa town of Merano/Meran in South Tyrol/Südtirol using GPS technology. Modern treasure hunters, so-called geocachers, set out in search of caches (i.e. buried or hidden treasures) using GPS receivers.
Caches in Merano and Environs
Hidden treasures lie waiting to be discovered not only in many historic buildings in Merano and Environs, but also through the sightseeing Telescopes. Geocaching enthusiasts will find QR codes at the buildings and telescopes in the brochure entitled Telescopes in Merano and Environs (Hingucker im Meraner Land), which will lead them to each individual cache.
A walk, even with kids, can provide cachers with the opportunity of an exciting treasure hunt, and the Parcines Tourist Association also arranges introductory geocaching excursions. A multi-cache Family Treasure Hunt is held in the center of the nearby locality of Naturno/Naturns, where the challenge is to master several different levels in order to discover the location of the hidden cache.

Riding in South Tyrol
On Haflinger horses through the mountains of South Tyrol

In South Tyrol, horseback riding is closely connected with the indigenous Haflinger breed, a robust and gentle mountain horse. Originally used as working horses in agriculture, today Haflingers are found in all stables across South Tyrol.
In South Tyrol/Südtirol, horseback riding is closely connected with the indigenous Haflinger breed, a robust and gentle mountain horse. Originally used as working horses in agriculture, today Haflingers are found in all stables across South Tyrol.

The riding stables of Merano and Environs offer accompanied horseback riding and pony rides. Extensive equestrian centers can be found at the Reitpark Lana riding stables and the Merano Riding Club.

Some of the most important stables in Merano and Environs are the Quellenhof riding stables in S. Martino/St. Martin, the Sandwirt and Strobelhof riding stables in S. Leonardo/St. Leonhard, the Sulfner riding stables in Avelengo/Hafling and the Theistadl riding stables in Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley.