Just a few of the possible family walks in Merano and environs include pushchair-friendly themed trails near Naturno; wide, well-signposted ways in the Passeier Valley; and the Proves adventure trail in the Ulten Valley. Exciting trips are possible along the child-oriented circular tours on the high plateau of Meran 2000, but the region offers far more: the Alpin Bob is a 1.1-km long toboggan run that is open even in the middle of summer, suitable for accompanied children from three years of age. Lucki’s play world, directly by the top station of the cable car, is also perfect for children, offering outdoor entertainment with a petting zoo, a slackline and a funpark in winter. The adventure trails in Marlengo are also ideal for a trip when on a family holiday in Merano and environs, with fun and adventure, relaxing and quiet zones, rope courses and information boards on the forest and nature. In the valley a bike trip along the Etschtal Valley cycle way is also highly recommended, while those wishing to cool off and enjoy family fun should head for the pool at Naturno or the natural bathing pond at Gargazzone. Children who love nature and adventure will love the region – and fall happily into bed in the evenings …

The great outdoors can also be enjoyed in the mild winter of Merano and environs: families relish the ski area of Pfelders, while at the Schwemmalm there is also a Bagjump air cushion for kids to enjoy. Fun in the snow is also guaranteed with the numerous opportunities for tobogganing on the glacier above the Schnalstal Valley, in the Vigiljoch ski area or on the natural toboggan runs at the Schwemmalm and in Pfelders!

Family holiday in Merano and environs
Family holiday in Merano and environs

Special excursions for children and adults in Merano and environs

  • Rablà Train World with 20,000 model trains
  • Bird care centre at Castle Tyrol with flight shows
  • Children’s summer in Naturno with funpark, rafting and climbing for children
  • On the trail of Ötzi at the archeoParc open-air archaeological museum in the Schnalstal Valley