a group of hikers in the forest; in the centre of the recording of a female hiker's shoe a couple riding their mountain bikes in the mountains around Merano a horsewoman and rider with her horses talk at the racecourse in Meran a man rafting in the river Passer near Merano

Things to do in Merano: sport and leisure

Mtb in Merano

There are really many things to do in Merano! The whole of South Tirol is connected via a network of modern purpose built cycle paths: from Merano you can easily reach every corner of this fantastic holiday region by bike. If you are looking for a bit more of a challenge, the elevated areas around the region have a range of adventurous mountain tracks, where you can put your fitness to the test.
You can borrow bikes from the hotel free of charge, or you can call in at the Meranerland Bike Academy, which offers bike tours, bike hire and just about everything else that has to do with bikes (Verdinserstr. 9b - 39017 Schenna bei Meran - Tel. +39 0473 244612- info@bikeacademy-meranerland.com)

Tour the Mountains from the Air in South Tirol:

Imagine doing something a little bit exotic on your holiday? Get to know South Tirol from an entirely new perspective: take a ride in a helicopter and enjoy the views from up above!
Helicopter rides over Merano and the surrounding areas: long/short Dolomite flights with Airway Helicopters (Romstraße 300 - 39012 Meran (BZ))

Tandem Paragliding:

If you're looking for something a little more extreme, you may want to try out a tandem paragliding session! Here are some addresses:


Get into the swing of things with your body and spirit with a great fun tennis party! This much-loved sport can be played in a variety of clubs in Merano and the surrounding areas; here are some contact details:

  • Meranarena (Piave Straße 46 - 39012 Meran - +39 0473 236550 - info@meranarena.it)
  • Sportverein Lana (Max Valier Straße 5 - 39011 Lana - +39 0473 563535)

Rafting, Canoeing, Quadbiking...:

Pore exhilaration awaits you when you go rafting, whilst canoeing offers a meditative way to enjoy the scenery while paddling along. The land-borne equivalent is probably a tour by buggy or a quad bike: all that and much more is on offer at Aquaterra (Tel. +39 0473 72004 - +39 336 611336). Fun is guaranteed!

Hippodrome & Horseriding:

You'll find happiness of course on the back of a horse!
Time to sit on your high horse – Merano is well known for its hippodrome. Hotel Pienzenau is a partner hotel of the Track in Untermais, meaning all of our guests benefit from a discounted price.
www.meranomaia.it - info@merano-galoppo.it
Rennstallweg 37 - 39012 Meran - Tel. +39 0473 446222

If you're keen to take a horseriding excursion or horseriding lessons then Reiterhof Sulfner in Hafling is just the place for you to go.

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