Your walker's paradise directly from the hotel doorstep

You can discover the marvellous countryside of this area along the public walkways which leave directly from the hotel. If you never get tired of vineyards, castles and majestic peaks, we will be happy to rent you a bike to discover the marvellous surroundings.

 

Our tour recommendations:

Vigiljoch - Tscherms

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Trip description
Take the cable car from Lana up to Vigiljoch (1,485 m). Follow first the pathway no 31 and then no 33 to the Hofer-Hof. The route continues through orchards and vineyards to the Schloss Lebenberg castle (open to visitors) and then to Tscherms.

Refreshments available
Vigilius mountain resort, Hofer HofWalking time: approx. 3 hours
Highest point: 1.485 m
Height difference: 1299 m
Difficulty: Due to the long downhill walk this tour requires stamina

Hike to the hut, the lake and the top

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Trip description
Drive from Lana to Passo Palade/Gampenpass (1518 mt.). From here start walking on a forest footpath till the Malga di Monte Luco/Laugenalm (1853 mt.; about 1 hour on foot) where you can have a break. Later cross the wood covering footpath number 10 until its upper border, from where enjoy a marvellous view of Val di Non/Nonstal and the Tschögglberg. After an hour reach a road fork nearby Lago del Luco/Laugensee (2182 mt.) located between the two Monte Luco/Laugenspitzen. Those not suffering from dizziness can go right in direction of the aforesaid lake reaching after a walk of about an hour on the Grande Monte Luco/Große Laugenspitze (2433 mt.). The Monte Luco/Laugenspitze is considered the most exciting panoramic mount in Merano/Meran area. With good weather and no fog you can even sight the Adriatic sea. Passing across some tablelands located in the southern side after another hour of walk reach the Malga di Monte Luco/Laugenalm. Now take the wood-crossing footpath number 10 and arrive at Passo Palade/Gampenpass.

Refreshments available
Laugen AlmWalking time: 4 - 5 hours
Height difference: 915 mt
Highest point: 1922 m
Difficulty: strenuous

Lana - Pawigl - Vigiljoch

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Trip description
The route begins at the Falschauer bridge at Oberlana next to Hotel Teiss. Follow the old Braunsberg Weg no 34, which leads past Schloss Braunsberg castle and the St. Magnus Church at Gagers. Once you cross the Ultner Strasse and the Pawigler Strasse, the route leads steeply uphill from the snack bar Greitwies to Pawigl and to the upper station of the Vigiljoch cable car. At this point you can enjoy the breath-taking view of the Adige/Etsch valley and the Dolomites. Continuing along the same route the pathway leads lightly uphill through larch and fir woods to the St. Vigilius Chapel and the Vigiljoch ridge. Energetic walkers can continue from there along a number of pathways, i.e. to the Naturnser Alm (approx. 1,920 m) and even to the Hochwart peak (2,608 m). To return from Vigiljoch you can either take pathway no 33 to Schloss Lebenberg castle at Tscherms and then follow the Marling water channel pathway back to Lana, or take the chairlift followed by the cable car.

Refreshments available
Taverns in Pawigl, vigilius mountain resortWalking time: approx. 4 hours (asc
Height difference:  1.517
Difficulty: Medium to strenuous

Gargazon - Vöran

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Trip description
Starting at the main road, walk past Gasthof 'Zum Turm' and take the Vöraner-Weg, which leads off to the east as far as the bridge over the Aschler-Bach stream. Cross the bridge and walk up the rather steep pathway to Morosing and Pfrontscher. From there on, you follow a less strenuous tarmac road to Leitner and finally to the upper station of the Vöran cable car.

Refreshments available
Different restaurants and bars at VöranWalking time: approx. 3 h
Height difference: 950 m
Highest point: 1204 m
Difficulty: Rather steep

Tscherms - Lana - Tscherms

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Trip description
Take the Trojen-Weg from the village square, pass by the cemetery and continue until you come to an intersection. Take the middle pathway, which leads, through pretty orchards on to the Falschauer embankment. Follow the river to the right and you come to a large right hand bend and a well visible wooden pedestrian bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and continue walking above the river embankment until you come to a traffic bridge in the centre of Oberlana, where the return walk begins. It leads past the bus stop beneath the Vigiljoch cable car station, then to the right past the garden centre, to the right past houses, then downhill to the Tschermser-Weg. Follow it to the left, through orchards and you finally arrive at Tscherms, passing the Griessenstein manor and farmhouses.

Refreshments available
Bars, coffees and restaurants in Lana or TschermsWalking time: approx. 2 h
Height difference: 320 m
Highest point: 635 m

Völlan - Gruberhof - Platzers

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Trip description
From Mitterlana join the Brandis water channel pathway (Waalweg) and follow the route marked 1a. Walking along the Gampen Strasse and passing the St. Georg Church, you turn left along pathway 1a and continue as far as the village centre of Völlan at an altitude of approx. 700 m. Turn left into the Badlweg, marked no 10 and walk on through the woods to Völlaner Badl (restaurant and spa baths). Continue along this route on a steeper woodland pathway up to Platzers (approx. 1,280 m).

One way back is to continue the tour along pathway no 4 to Völlaner Joch (approx. 1,640 m) and then on to the Jagd-Hütte. The pathway marked no 3 leads back to Völlan via the Gallhöfe and Grubenhof. You can also return to the starting point by bus (Gampen-Pass - Lana).

Refreshments available
Völlaner BadlWalking time: approx. 4 h
Height difference: approx. 570 m
Highest point: ca. 1287 m
Difficulty: Medium to strenuous

Lana - Völlan - Platzers

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Trip description
From Mitterlana join the Brandis water channel pathway (Waalweg) and follow the route marked 1a. Walking along the Gampen Strasse and passing the St. Georg Church, you turn left along pathway 1a and continue as far as the village centre of Völlan at an altitude of approx. 700 m. Turn left into the Badlweg, marked no 10 and walk on through the woods to Völlaner Badl (restaurant and spa baths). Continue along this route on a steeper woodland pathway up to Platzers (approx. 1,280 m).
One way back is to continue the tour along pathway no 4 to Völlaner Joch (approx. 1,640 m) and then on to the Jagd-Hütte. The pathway marked no 3 leads back to Völlan via the Gallhöfe and Grubenhof. You can also return to the starting point by bus (Gampen-Pass - Lana).

Refreshments available
Völlaner BadlWalking time: approx. 4 h (uphill)
Height difference: Approx. 950 m to Platzers, approx. 1,300 m to Völl
Difficulty: Medium to strenuous

To the Monte San Vigilio (cable car as far as the top terminal)

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Trip description
Take the cable car from Lana up to the San Vigilio mountain. This circular walk begins at the cable car terminal following the trail marked 34 which leads through the forest in a moderate climb to the small hilltop church of St. Vigilius. From the church, take the trail marked 9 to the mountain lake called the “Schwarze Lacke”. At this point the view of the surrounding mountain landscape is superb. To return, follow the narrow trail marked 7 back to the starting point.

Refreshments available
Stube Ida and Restaurant 1500 in the Vigilius Mountain Resort (at the top terminal)
Tel. +39 0473 556600
Gasthof Sessellift mountain inn
Tel. +39 0473 564828
Bärenbadalm mountain inn
Tel. +39 340 3411765
Gasthof Jocher mountain inn
Tel. +39 0473 556008
Gasthof Seespitz mountain inn
Tel. +39 0473 562955
Gasthof Gampl mountain inn
Tel. +39 348 3701515

Walking time: approx. 2 ½ hrs
Height difference: 300 m
Highest point: 1.837 m
Difficulty: Easy walk
Recommended: sturdy hiking boots
Prerequisite: medium physical condition

 

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