Walking in Hafling and its surroundings is ideal for those yearning for the great outdoors, with its sensation of distance, a place where time can be traded for space. Because those seeking themselves will find what they are looking for out there, somewhere between the forests, meadows and summits.
With its wide meadows and gentle larch forests, the hamlets of the Tschögglberg plateau face the sun as if on a platter. Hafling, Vöran and Mölten are the villages above Meran where walkers can enjoy wonderful views of the spa town with the peaks of the Texel range beyond: regular stops are required to take advantage of the countless photo opportunities. With the beauties of nature and the warmth of the sun, walking is possible here at any time of year, with the cycle of the seasons painting all first in green, then in many hues, and finally in winter white; while in late autumn the larches add a heart-warming yellow to the picture.
There are paths and trails here for every ability, and also something to suit every appetite, because a day’s walking deserves its reward. And, while some look to eat up the miles, others are looking to the heights. An amble or a ramble, with flora and fauna providing satisfaction for some while others crave the panoramas of the Dolomites, the Brenta group, the Texel range or the Sarntal Alps. But they all have something in common: a love for the dumplings and strudel to be found in the mountain und dairy huts.
Highlights for walkers include walks over the dairy pastures and to the “Knottnkino”. Your starting point lies right outside the door! Other popular walking destinations such as the “Stoanernen Mandln” standing stones, the Leadner Alm, the Kreuzjoch and the Möltner Kaser can all be reached without the need for a car thanks to the MeranCard. The sustainable way to discover nature!
No avid mountain-walker will pass up the chance to accompany his guests. Senior hotel keeper Luis knows all of South Tyrol’s finest spots and, looking beyond the Tschögglberg, it is possible to explore the rest of the land on foot. A voyage of discovery to the inner self – but not only; the many characteristic mountain inns and huts also merit inspection. Hiking is indeed a form of nourishment for the soul – but nor should the body be neglected!
All is not lost should you have forgotten something when packing. We can provide our guests with walking poles, rucksacks, maps and much more besides.