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Hiking paradise

There are many different ways to hike. Some people seek a challenge on demanding rocky paths, while others prefer to take a more leisurely route. Whatever you decide – Marlengo/Marling is there for you in both cases and even offers you a few more intermediate stages. The well-marked paths in Marlengo/Marling are as varied as the landscape itself – so the journey becomes the destination. On a hiking holiday near Merano/Meran, the focus is on active relaxation in unspoilt nature.


The MeranCard is a personalised guest card that you receive at Ansitz Waldner for your entire stay.
It offers you free services and exclusive offers to discover the many different places in the Merano area during your holiday:

  • Free use of all public transport throughout South Tyrol
  • Free travel on all public cable cars in South Tyrol
  • Free admission to around 90 museums, castles and fortresses.
  • 10% discount on bike and ski hire at “Papin Sport” and “Sportservice Erwin Stricker”

The MeranCard is already included in the room price and will be given to you on arrival.
Subject to change without notice.

Marlinger Waalweg

The Marlinger Waalweg stretches over 12 kilometres and is South Tyrol’s longest Waalweg. It leads from the Töll bridge to Lana an der Etsch and offers impressive panoramic views of the mountains and the Merano basin. The good public transport connections allow hikers to do without their car.

The Merano Waalrunde is also highly recommended. This easy hike, which is accessible all year round, connects eleven irrigation channels in South Tyrol. The irrigation channels were once used to irrigate the fields and some of them date back to the 12th century.

Theme trails in Marlengo

There are several adventure trails for families, active holidaymakers and inquisitive children in the Marling hiking area.

  • Squirrel trail: A circular trail over 1 kilometre long with 23 nature and adventure stations for the whole family, including play, sports and rest areas.
  • Forest adventure trail: This trail along the Waal presents 13 adventure stations that provide interesting facts about the fauna and flora of the Marlinger Forest.
  • Wine culture trail: This adventure trail revolves around the fascinating wine culture of Marling.

Vigiljoch and Marlinger Berg

A hiking holiday in Merano/Meran also offers many opportunities for experienced mountaineers. A cable car connects the valley with the Vigiljoch mountain station at 1,438 metres, from where numerous hiking trails start. The circular hike to St. Vigilius Church and the Schwarze Lacke via panoramic trail no. 7 back to the mountain station is very popular. The Vigiljoch can also be reached on foot via challenging routes, including the Jochweg, the Flatschersteig and the Ochsentod-Steig. Another challenging but rewarding option is the six-hour mountain tour from the mountain station of the Vigiljoch chairlift to the 2607 m high Naturnser Hochwart.

Merano High Mountain Trail

The Merano High Mountain Trail is one of the most beautiful circular hiking trails in the Alps. In five to eight daily stages, experienced mountaineers hike almost 100 kilometres through the Texel Group Nature Park, accompanied by views of the mountain landscape of the Merano region, the Vinschgau Valley and, on a clear day, the Dolomites and the Ortler massif.

While the southern section leads through Mediterranean vegetation, the northern section takes hikers through high Alpine mountain landscapes.

Ultental Valley

The Ultental Valley holiday paradise stretches from the Stelvio National Park to Lana. Plenty of space for the most beautiful natural idyll and endless relaxation. Expressed in figures, the valley is 40 kilometres long. That’s forty kilometres of dense forests, colourful flower meadows and charming streams. It is particularly famous for its magnificent alpine meadows and high mountain pastures. Especially on the south-facing mountain slopes, there is often a whole chain of ancient mountain farms.
Mountaineers and hikers will find a wide range of hikes and excursions to mountain lakes and peaks.

We look forward to your visit!