Merano between apple orchards and mountain peaks

Vineyards, water and hiking trails: discover the heart of South Tyrol

In the heart of South Tyrol, nestled in the fascinating landscape around Merano/Meran, nature is a magnificent playground for camping enthusiasts. Framed by the rugged peaks of the Ötztal Alps and the mighty Ortler group, this little corner of the world promises a special kind of vacation experience. The exceptionally mild, Mediterranean climate gives the region its unique character and ensures that both vines and palm trees thrive here. Lush vineyards and extensive apple orchards stretch across the slopes and plains, while the peaks of the mountains rise proudly into the sky.

This harmonious combination of Mediterranean climate and Alpine landscape offers an idyllic place for relaxation and adventure in equal measure. Active vacationers will find a paradise here: Hiking routes of varying degrees of difficulty run through the mountain landscape, mountain bike trails challenge sports enthusiasts and the River Passer offers cool refreshment as well as the opportunity for water sports activities. In the cozy villages and historic towns, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of the region and experience the warm hospitality of the South Tyroleans.

The culinary specialties of South Tyrol, ranging from hearty mountain cuisine to fine Mediterranean delicacies, will delight your palate. At farmers' markets and in small farm stores, you can buy regional products directly from the producers, while traditional taverns and first-class restaurants invite you to discover the diversity of flavors in the Alpine region.

After a day full of impressions, a night under the stars at one of the many idyllic campsites around Merano/Meran offers a very special nature experience. At the end of an eventful day, you will find peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful camping landscapes in Europe.

In the seclusion of Pfelders, Camping Bergkristall welcomes those seeking relaxation, just a short trip away from the botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, a garden paradise with exotic plants and themed areas. Camping Zögghof in St. Leonhard in the Passeier Valley and Camping Passeier in Saltaus are surrounded by nature and offer a fantastic base for hikes along the Merano High Mountain Trail. The Radlstadl & Camping Saltaus site in Riffian benefits from its proximity to the Merano Cycle Path, which runs through the entire region.

Close to the city and yet surrounded by greenery, the CP Hermitage square in Merano/Meran offers a view of the historic spa town with the Merano thermal baths, creating a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural promise. Not far away is Camping Via Claudia in Algund, an ideal starting point for a visit to the Merano Provincial Museum. Camping Arquin in Lana and the exclusive Schlosshof Resort in Lana are nestled in the wine landscape, close to the South Tyrolean Wine Route, which invites you to taste the wines.

High above the valley, Camping Völlan in Völlan and Alpin Fitness Waldcamping in Völlan offer views that encourage you to hike to the Spronser Lakes, a natural wonder of the Texel Group. Camping Tisens in Tisens and Camping Ganthaler in Terlan is a retreat for those looking for a place to rest and relax after a visit to the historic Churburg in Schluderns

Each of these places tells its own story and fits seamlessly into the scenic and cultural mosaic of the Merano region. Together they offer a camping experience that is rounded off by the proximity to South Tyrol’s sights and creates unforgettable memories.

This is what awaits you on this route:

In the seclusion of Pfelders, Camping Bergkristall welcomes those seeking relaxation, just a short trip away from the botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, a garden paradise with exotic plants and themed areas. Camping Zögghof in St. Leonhard in the Passeier Valley and Camping Passeier in Saltaus are surrounded by nature and offer a fantastic base for hikes along the Merano High Mountain Trail. The Radlstadl & Camping Saltaus site in Riffian benefits from its proximity to the Merano Cycle Path, which runs through the entire region.

Close to the city and yet surrounded by greenery, the CP Hermitage square in Merano/Meran offers a view of the historic spa town with the Merano thermal baths, creating a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural promise. Not far away is Camping Via Claudia in Algund, an ideal starting point for a visit to the Merano Provincial Museum. Camping Arquin in Lana and the exclusive Schlosshof Resort in Lana are nestled in the wine landscape, close to the South Tyrolean Wine Route, which invites you to taste the wines.

High above the valley, Camping Völlan in Völlan and Alpin Fitness Waldcamping in Völlan offer views that encourage you to hike to the Spronser Lakes, a natural wonder of the Texel Group. Camping Tisens in Tisens and Camping Ganthaler in Terlan is a retreat for those looking for a place to rest and relax after a visit to the historic Churburg in Schluderns

Each of these places tells its own story and fits seamlessly into the scenic and cultural mosaic of the Merano region. Together they offer a camping experience that is rounded off by the proximity to South Tyrol's sights and creates unforgettable memories.

Just follow the button to Google,
Set your destination and start route planning.

Here is a detailed description.

mein-platz_Camping_Passeier_slider-1

Saltaus/St. Martin in Passeier

Camping Passeier
mein-platz_Camping_Voellan_slider-1

Völlan/Lana

Camping Völlan
mein-platz_Camping_Claudia_Augusta_slider-1

Algund

Camping Claudia Augusta
mein-platz_Camping_Arquin_slider-1

Lana

Camping Arquin
mein_platz_suedtirol_moos im passeier_camping bergkristall_galerie 5

Pfelders/Moos in Passeier

Camping Bergkristall
mein-platz_Camping_Hermitage_slider-1

Meran

Camping Hermitage
mein-platz_Camping_Ganthaler_slider-1

Vilpian

Camping Ganthaler
mein-platz_Alpin_Fitness_Waldcamping_slider-1

Völlan/Lana

Alpin Fitness Waldcamping OHG & Co
mein-platz_Camping_Tisens_slider-1

Tisens

Camping Tisens
mein-platz_Radlstadl_Camping_Saltaus_slider-1

Riffian

Radlstadl Camping Saltaus
mein-platz_Schlosshof_Resort_Luxury_Camping_slider-1

Lana

Schlosshof Resort Luxury Camping
st-leonhard-im-passeieral_it_hero_1_mein-Platz

St. Leonhard (BZ)

Camping Zögghof

Discover the incomparable beauty of South Tyrol in these enchanting places where Alpine splendor and Mediterranean flair meet.

Therme Meran

Terme Merano

Relaxation and wellness in a modern spa with indoor and outdoor pools and a wide range of wellness and treatment options in an architecturally unique setting.
Kunst Meran

Merano Arte

Kunst Meran, also known as Merano Arte, is an artistic jewel that presents changing exhibitions of contemporary artists in the venerable halls of a historic building.
Weinstraße - patrick-federi-n5SO9qLGNZc-unsplash

South Tyrolean Wine Route

The South Tyrolean Wine Road is a must for wine lovers. Along picturesque vineyards, you can experience South Tyrolean wine culture and taste fine wines – an enjoyable route through the wine country.
Meran

Merano Castle Museum

The Merano Provincial Museum, a Renaissance building in the center of the city, offers an insight into the rich history and culture of South Tyrol. Immerse yourself in the captivating past and marvel at the diverse collections and works of art.
Churburg Schluderns

Churburg Castle

The imposing Churburg Castle towers majestically over the village of Schluderns and impresses visitors with its extensive collection of armor and weapons. It is one of the best-preserved castles in South Tyrol and takes you back to the era of knights and medieval festivals.
4318f0b4-925a-4378-b0a6-9e45039c2024_neuroflash-Create_a_matching_picture_for_meSchloss_Trauttm_1707502397

Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano comprise various botanical zones and offer a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. The castle also houses the Touriseum, a museum dedicated to the history of tourism in South Tyrol.

These hiking trails offer an incomparable combination of alpine challenge, easy walks and a wealth of natural and cultural sights.

Meraner Höhenweg - 775e0d2a-fa01-48a5-b007-2f7b78ed3474_neuroflash-Realistic_photos_medium_total_Hiking_in_the_Sout_1707927689

Merano High Mountain Trail

The Merano High Mountain Trail is one of the most spectacular routes in the South Tyrolean Alps and circles the Texel Group. The trail is around 100 kilometers long in total and can be divided into several stages. There are several ascents and descents to conquer, offering breathtaking views over Merano and the Adige Valley. Hikers should note that some sections require alpine experience.
Waalwege im Vinschgau - b3064066-d59b-4b5e-9940-f14972237b0f_neuroflash-Realistic_photos_medium_total_Hiking_in_the_Sout_1707927690

Waalwege in the Vinschgau Valley

The Waalwege in Val Venosta/Vinschgau are a network of hiking trails along the historic irrigation channels, the so-called “Waale”. These flat paths are ideal for families and all those who prefer leisurely walks. Well-known trails such as the Tscharser, Schlandrauner and Marlinger Waalweg offer wonderful nature experiences with panoramic views and are easy to walk.
872b40e4-7c71-4bc8-8a1e-e4c6904303fc_neuroflash-Realistic_photo_hiking_in_South_Tyrol_Mountains_1707997173

Sissi-Way

This path is named after Empress Elisabeth of Austria and leads from the center of Merano to the botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. It offers beautiful views and insights into history.

The cycle paths offer suitable options for every fitness level and invite you to discover the beauty of South Tyrol on two wheels. Whether as a leisurely day trip or as part of a longer cycle tour – there is a suitable route profile for every cyclist.

Vinschgau Radweg - 3ed7b314-7c3b-46c0-a2ec-fb636760af0a_neuroflash-Realistic_photos_medium_total_Cycling_in_the_Sou_1707927730

Val Venosta cycle path

This popular cycle path leads from Mals in Vinschgau to Meran and follows the course of the Etsch. With a length of around 80 kilometers, it offers a varied route through orchards, past castles and through small, charming villages. The well-maintained trail is largely flat, family-friendly and, as it is mostly downhill, particularly easy to ride.
5326a3f3-e53b-43e8-856b-e55d9130b51f_neuroflash-Realistic_photo_birds-eye_view_Cycling_in_South_1707997613

Passiria Valley cycle path

This cycle path leads from the center of Meran to the Passeiertal Valley and is known for its natural route along the Passer and past picturesque villages.
0318f0b1-bc63-4fc3-af10-795198786050_neuroflash-Realistic_photo_birds-eye_view_Cycling_in_South_1707997578

South Tyrolean Wine Route (cycle route)

It runs through the vineyards and apple orchards of the South Tyrolean lowlands and offers insights into the region’s wine culture as well as outstanding views of the surrounding mountains.

SUDTIROL

Starting point | Destination:

Moos in Passeier → Terlan

LENGTH:

87 km

Contact details

VCS Vereinigung der Campingplatzbetreiber Südtirols
Reichsstraße 4
I-39021 Latsch
Tel.: +39 0473 623217
E-Mail: info@campingsuedtirol.com
Webseite: campingsuedtirol.com

Geographical features

Italy

Our premium partners