Surrounded by snowy peaks in South Tyrol, the pretty town of Merano (Meran) offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards, the landscape is Alpine but the climate Mediterranean.
Your base for this walking holiday is a charming 4 star family hotel, run by Hiltrud and her husband Patrick. The hotel is located in the beautiful village of Tirolo on a hilltop just above Merano (Meran), which connected by a chair lift from the village of Tirolo to the old town of Merano, allowing you enjoy the the town's historic centre, designer shops and traditional boutiques.
The hotel is your base - traditional but with all modern amenities and nestled on top of a hill surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards. Hearty breakfasts and 5 course traditional Tyrolean or Mediterranean evening meals are included in your stay, whilst the spa, traditional alpine treatments and swimming pool will ease away the aches and pains!
Four time a week there are guided walks hosted by Patrick or Luis the guide, along the 'Val Passiria' into the 'Texel Gruppe Mountains' or along the 84kms of the 'Meran Nature Herigate Trail'. You may prefer to self guide, then they are on hand to brief, offer information, tips and advise on the best walks for that day based on your ability and weather conditions.
Merano is a delightful mix of Italian flair and Tyrolean hospitality and truly a wonderful area for all, and offers fantastic walking opportunities from strolling to trekking and discovering the Texelgruppe Nature Park and the Sarntal Alps.
Our suggested five day walking program is designed to fit into a week stay at this wonderful hotel, but it's just the tip of what's available in this area. You can do as little or as much as you want depending on your energy levels and your length of stay.
- 6 nights half-board in standard double room (room up-grade availalbe)
- 5 course evening meal (without wine)
- use of swimming pools, spa facilities and gym
- welcome drink (Monday)
- 4 guided walks (mid-week)
- Walking maps and inforamtion
- free use of walking sticks, rucksack, water bottles
- tourist card - discount on cable cars and chairs, access to cultural and historic sites and much more
- transfer or car hire
- holiday insurance
- wine with meals
- spa treatments
- food and drink outside this hoiliday package
- tourist tax - 1.30€ per person, per night (1.70€ in 2017)