Home field advantage for the Sport

Merano is an ideal starting point for any type of bike tour.

Rest and Relaxation in Merano

An array of recreational options in the Merano and Environs region

Do like to stay physically active during a spa holiday? Or perhaps you’d love to finally find the time to learn a new sport? Whether you want to explore the beauty of the region on a classic cycling or hiking tour, or simply keep in shape by walking or swimming, the Hotel Terme Merano offers a diverse array of recreational and sporting activities.

The Hotel Terme Merano, located in the heart of the spa town of Merano, is the perfect starting point for exploring the spectacular world of mountains, whether those in the immediate vicinity or farther afield. Just outside the front door, you can stroll along the riverfront promenade where spa visitors have taken in the health-giving air for centuries. Just above town, the Tappeiner Trail offers verdant vegetation and gorgeous views of the entire valley basin.

Another uniquely South Tyrolean option is a walk along one of the many Waalweg trails, which follow ancient water channels dating back to medieval times. Just a short drive away is the cable car to Merano 2000, where you can ski or hike while enjoying spectacular, sweeping vistas across the Alps.

Whatever you choose to see and do, we have no doubt that you’ll carry wonderful memories of your South Tyrol holiday back home with you.

Tips for Outdoor Recreation

Hiking in the mountains

Hiking and South Tyrol is a combination that really works quite wonderfully. Whether you prefer easy walks in the picturesque parks or adventurous climbs in the mountains – Merano and surroundings is the place for you to be at.

The perfect hiking hotel in Merano, close to the spectacular mountain views of the Merano 2000 resort.
Got your hiking boots on? Hiking is a healthy, relaxing activity which has become more and more popular in the last decades. Hiking helps you train your endurance and coordination and, when combined with a back-care programme, can even prevent osteoporosis and keep your back in shape. Especially downhill hiking helps train all parts of your body. At Hotel Terme Merano you will receive all the advice you need for an unforgettable hiking experience.

Hiking in Merano and its vicinity


Hiking and South Tyrol – a perfect combination. Whether you prefer strolling through a park or scaling mountain peaks – in Merano and its surroundings you can enjoy hiking at every level. To make sure that our guests can discover the sunny Merano landscape easily and comfortably, we have prepared a comprehensive service package for you which offers information on all hiking routes. You can also book a professional hiking guide who will accompany you on your tours and make sure you never put a foot wrong. We can also take care of luggage transport or organize a programme of events around your tour.

Have you ever heard of the South Tyrolean Waalwege trails? These trails follow the water channels that lead the mountain water to the more arid farm fields. Originally, these trails were made for the maintenance of the water channels and wind through orchards, fields and woods. Today, they are popular hiking trails, especially suited to families with children as they are rather flat. The Tappeinerweg route is especially relaxing. It is the town’s most famous route, named after the physician, botanist and anthropologist Franz Trappeiner, and leads through Mediterranean, Alpine and exotic vegetation, sunny and protected from the wind.

The old Muther Weg trail offers a relatively easy climb through beautiful scenery all the way to the Muthöfen farms. A hike in the Passiria valley offers breathtaking views of the Stieber waterfalls. Further up, you can wander along the ridge of Mount Tschögglberg. Here you find thick woods, impressive fields and mountain pastures. An ideal location for relaxing and hiking with the whole family!

Hiking map of Merano & surroundings

Hiking with a plan

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A great spa hotel in Merano for cycling and mountain biking in the Alps, near the Merano 2000 nature resort.

Merano is connected directly to South Tyrol's extensive network of cycling trails, offering fantastic opportunities to all cycling aficionados. Bikes can be hired at the hotel, and we also offer suggestions for unforgettable tours, as well as preparing packed lunches which you can take on your trips. Professional cycling guides are also available.

Cycling in Merano and in the surrounding area


The basin of Merano and the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys offer a diverse, fascinating network of cycling trails. The Val Venosta tour leads you past fields, forests, villages and fruit plantations. In the Passiria valley, you can stop over at national hero Andreas Hofer’s birthplace. Another extremely popular route is the one from Merano to Bolzano which offers 33 km of the most beautiful cycling tracks in South Tyrol. We also offer organized cycling tours where you will have a good time with other, like-minded souls.

Bike map of Merano & surroundings

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Golf & Nature

The many courses near the hotel offer golfing opportunities for players of all skill levels.

The main objective of golf is reasonably simple – try hitting a small ball into a hole with as few swings of the golf club as possible, on a 9 or 18-hole golf course. So what is it that makes this sport so enduring and fascinating? The best way to understand the mystique is to find out for yourselves, on our marvelous putting greens. Almost no other sport requires such high concentration levels in a relaxing, healthy atmosphere. The golf courses around the hotel offer great facilities for newbies and experts alike.

Golf courses in Merano and surroundings


Located at the heart of the Alps but without any noteworthy inclinations, the 9-hole Lana Golf Club  course offers an ideal combination of sports and nature. Designed by the renowned English golf architect Michael Pinner, this rather extensive 35 par course provides interesting challenges and requires skillful playing. After an exciting round of golf, visit the spa area at Hotel Terme Merano, which is only just 5 km from the course.

The magnificent 18-hole, 71-par Passeier Golf Club course boasts a beautiful environment and great challenges for all players. The Hotel Terme Merano belongs to the founding hotels and every guest who plays there receives a discount of 25% for the green fee. Due to the mild climate of the Burggrafenamt area, golfing becomes an unforgettable experience from February to December. Also enjoy the scenic, 20 km drive from Hotel Terme Merano to the course.

Winter sports

Forget about the troubles of everyday life and hit the white slopes in the snow-covered mountains.

Winter around Merano


Enjoy an eclectic range of winter sports options in the white, snow-covered mountain slopes around Merano. At our hotel you will receive special discounts on ski passes and ski rental. You can also book skiing lessons, private guides and guided ski tours.  A shuttle bus will take you to and from the ski areas to the hotel.

Winter sports in Merano and its surroundings


High above Hafling you will find the Merano 2000 ski resort, an extensive area featuring over 40 km of well-groomed pistes, Alpine routes and cross-country slopes. Also check out the newly constructed snowboard fun park. Merano 2000 has in fact been voted Europe’s most family-friendly ski resort! Another ski resort well worth a visit is the Schnalstal area, a compact, peaceful area which is easy to get around and offers snow all season long.

Magic South Tyrol


South Tyrol is a region of great variety, with loads of cultural as well as natural attractions.

Winter map of Merano & surroundings

Winter sport in Merano

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