The Activities

Hikers and climbers alike are enthusiastic about the very well signposted network of AVS trails around Schenna and the surrounding villages. There are many recreational opportunities on land, water and air, as well as castles, monasteries and churches are been open to be discovered. Tours for bikers, mountain bikers, convertible cruisers, skiers, via ferrata enthusiasts or paragliders – South Tyrol is perfect for all types of sports. The region also has a lot to offer in culinary terms: from wine to beer, from star cuisine to home-style cooking. E.g. on the Höfeweg – everyone gets a taste for it here! Let’s enjoy!

Schenna Waalweg: a nice and easy hike you can start right from the apartment – perfect for every age and fitness level – offering beautiful views to the valley and landscape 

Schenna near Meran is an excellent starting point to get to different valleys and to discover their individual beauty in your own way:

Passeiertal is framed by Ötztal Alps and Texel Group in the west and the Sarntal Alps in the east. The Vinschgau is in front of the appartment. The Ultental is a natural mountain valley that runs parallel to the Vinschgau and flows into the Adige Valley near the village of Lana. The Etschtal extends from the Vinschgau over the Meraner Land to the low mountain range in the south of South Tyrol. The Eggental is a South Tyrolean Alpine valley that branches off from the Eisack Valley north of Bozen. The most striking mountain range in Eggental is the Rosengarten and the Latemar massif. The Val Gardena, from the Eisack valley, the Val Gardena runs in an easterly direction up to the Sella Pass and the Passo Gardena pass. Pustertal, Sarntal, Schnalstal, Suldental, Tauferer Ahrntal … we look forward to your discoveries!

In Schenna you also benefit from the excellent transport links by road or rail to experience city tours. If the weather doesn’t play along as you would like, then there is still the option of simply driving towards the sun. Choose Bolzano, Verona, Lake Garda, the Mediterranean Sea or any other sunny place – no problem, somehow these places are just a stone’s throw away!

You live about 10 minutes by car or 5 km from the Meran 2000 ski area and 10 km from the Texel Group Nature Park, as are the two cable cars Taser (Schennaberg) and Verdins Tall (Hirzer hiking area). Or you can walk directly from the apartment along the Ifinger mountain to the beautiful surrounding Waalwege.

Taser / Schennaberg:

Texel Group Nature Park:

The Texel Group is a sub-group of the Ötztal Alps and is largely protected in the Texel Group Nature Park. In the south the group is bordered by the Vinschgau and the Merano basin, in the east by the Passeier and in the west by the Schnalstal. The border to the Schnalskamm in the north is formed by the Pfossental west of the Eisjöchl. To the northeast of it, the Pfelder Valley separates the Texel Group from the Gurgler Kamm. The highest point in the Texel Group is the Roteck at 3,337m. Other well-known peaks are the Texelspitze 3,318m and the Hochweiße 3,281m. The 90 km long Meraner Höhenweg, which can be climbed in three to six days, leads around the Texel group.

Merano 2000 ski area: 40 kilometers of slopes, 15 refreshment stops with guaranteed enjoyment, 7 minutes ride with the largest cable car in South Tyrol.

Fantastic mountain scenery. What do you want to do? In winter Merano 2000 is the ideal place for leisure and adapts to your wishes. Whether hiking, classic skiing, exciting paragliding, kids camps, sledging or just enjoying a sunny spot in cozy huts – there is something for everyone all year round for relaxation.

Meraner Höhenweg: a mountain hiking trail (marked no. 24), circling the mountains of the Texel Group (part of the Texel Group Nature Park) on its slopes and offers views of the valley basin of the city of Merano, the Adige Valley and the Vinschgau, the Passeier and Schnalstal. The circular route consists of a northern section, which leads from Schnalstal to Passeier, and a longer, southern section, from Passeier to Schnalstal. The northern section requires fitness for high alpine tours, while the southern section – which is defenitely to be recommended! – can be done by all age groups and fitness level. 

Dorf Tirol: In addition to the well-known Tirol Castle, which is definitely worth a trip, there are other medieval castles such as Thurnstein Castle, Auer Castle or the Brunnenburg, where you will be led past on hiking trails.

Lake Kaltern:

The Kalterer See (Italian Lago di Caldaro) is one of the largest lakes in South Tyrol and is known as the warmest swimming lake in the Alps. In addition to swimming, other sports include rowing and pedal boats, as well as sailing and windsurfing. The lake is 1.8 km long, 0.9 km wide and 5.6 m deep at the deepest point and is located between the Mendelkamm and Mitterberg.

Reschenpass: with its Reschensee and the sunken village of Graun

Museums: a small selection of so many possibilities – not only in bad weather*smiley winking* 

    • Messner Mountain Museum
    • K. u. K. Museum Bad Egart
    • Touriseum Museum
    • Merano Women’s Museum
    • 800 castles, palaces, mansions => the highest density of castles in Europe
    • Tyrol Castle State Museum
    • Typewriter Museum Partschins
    • Railroad world

Other activities: what do you and your loved ones feel like doing?

Mini golf in town, riding, bowling, canoeing, renting an e-bike, tandem flight, darts, fishing, and much more – just try it out!

Did you know? Six billion apples are picked annually in South Tyrol, for almost every person on earth. Successful viticulture goes back to the Raetians, who were conquered by the Romans and the vineyards with around 20 different grape varieties in some places grows up to an altitude of 1,000 meters?

There is still a lot to discover … Please write to us about the tours, restaurants, places or other special features that you liked.

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