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Hiking, Mountaineering & Climbing

Your hiking holiday at the Waldhof

Active enjoyment of nature in the Merano region – right in the heart of South Tyrol


The climatically healthy village of Foiana, surrounded by vineyards, chestnut groves and orchards, is the perfect starting point for idyllic strolls, unhurried hikes and sporty Nordic walking trips. The choice of adventurous walking and hiking possibilities is well-nigh unlimited. In good weather conditions, a dreamlike view into the distance can be enjoyed from Foiana across the Adige Valley / Etschtal as far as the Dolomites.

Twice weekly, Frau Mahlknecht will guide you through the striking mountain world of South Tyrol, in autumn even three times a week. We are passionate hikers ourselves and guarantee you unforgettable impressions of a unique landscape.

Whether on the almost flat, South Tyrolean Waalweg paths (trails along irrigation channels) or on hikes through the low or high mountain ranges, the Merano region offers all in abundance. Experience nature alone or in twos or enjoy a snack as part of a convivial walking group. Hiking in South Tyrol is always an unforgettable experience at any time of the year.

The Waldhof² hiking service

  • Hiking backpack in your room
  • Free rental of hiking poles
  • Daily hiking recommendations to take away with you with route directions, specified times and difficulty level at your room
  • Hiking maps to buy and rent
  • Tips and detailed information about great tours
  • Literature about the country, people and routes available by loan
  • Discounted deals for use of the cableways and buses






An especially spectacular, natural adventure: mountain climbing in South Tyrol mountain world.

Imposing summit ascents and challenging high-altitude tours: The choice of diverse mountain and summit tours in the Merano region offers the right tour for any mountain climber. Especially popular are the peaks in the Texel Group Nature Park, South Tyrol’s largest nature park, as well as the Merano high mountain trail which encircles the Texel Group. Whether it is an easy tour on a low mountain range or demanding trekking tours between crystal clear Alpine lakes and striking peaks and glaciers, unforgettable natural adventures are guaranteed.

We will gladly give you tips on great tours and summits and would also be happy to personally whisk you away into South Tyrol mountain world.




Climbing in South Tyrol


Unforgettable climbing adventures throughout the Merano region, in the heart of South Tyrol, are guaranteed at our Belvita Wellness Hotel, close to Merano.

All around Foiana in the Merano region, climbing enthusiasts and those who wish to be one, will find a multitude of climbing parks, climbing halls and high rope courses for all skill and performance levels. South Tyrol is a climbing paradise for sporting and pleasure climbers, as well as climbing professionals. The broad palette of diverse tours guarantees a variety of possibilities to experience the Merano region from a vertical perspective.