We’d like to share our favourite excursions, with you – as summarised below. We hope you’ll like them as much as we do!
1. Evergreen hike
From your apartment you can easily reach the trail through the apple orchards. The refreshing waters of the one-time irrigation canal will help you cool down in summer, while providing a fantastic panorama. The serviced huts along this 6 km walk offer the chance of a rest stop and something to eat.
2. For the whole family
The Scena/Schenna Waalweg irrigation channel trail takes you to the Taser cableway station. Why not follow the Waalweg to the station and then take the cable car to the Taser mountain hut. If you’re fit enough, you can hike all the way there (1.5 hours). Once you’ve arrived at the Taser mountain hut you can continue to the Ifinger Hütte mountain hut, to the Streitweideralm pasture, or proceed along the High Mountain Trail to the Gsteier mountain restaurant.
3. Quest for tranquillity
For sports minded hikers and bikers: the 1.5 hour climb to the Berggasthof Gsteier mountain restaurant starts right from our apartments. Your efforts are rewarded with stunning views of the mountains and a feeling of absolute calm. If you still have the stamina to continue further, take the Taser High Mountain trail to the Ifinger mountainhut, or head to the Merano 2000 hiking area via the Ochsenboden.
4. Hiking and biking paradise
Passing Goyen Castle just 2 km as the crow flies, you can also reach the Meran/o 2000 cableway valley station, on foot, by bike, or even by car. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll find approximately 100 km of hiking trails to choose from. These range from easy family walks to long and demanding hikes. Along the way you’ll be accompanied by the ever breath-taking Alpine panorama and customary South Tyrolean hospitality.
5. Dolce Vita with an Imperial touch
If you wish you can start gradually with a leisurely walk or with your e-bikes from Dornsberg and follow the path across the meadow to Lido Scena/Schenna (if you have a stroller or bike then use the cycle track at Schenna Resort), passing Planta Castle down to the Gilfpromenade in Meran/o. Stop for a morning coffee break on the sunny banks of the Passer river and then perhaps do a little shopping under the arcades. Take a stroll along the Tappeinerweg trail before returning to Scena/Schenna by e-bike, or by bus if you’re on foot.
6. Culture and nature combined
Children and adults visiting the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle never fail to be amazed at the enormous variety of plants from all over the world. Spread across 12 hectares, the numerous exotic plants are in bloom over a long period between spring and autumn. Once you’re there, visit the Touriseum (Tourism museum) at the castle and gain fascinating insights into the history of tourism. This tour is also open to children. Take a break and relax at the stunning (Imperial) Palm Café. Or indulge in the delectable local specialities Served at the upmarket Schlossgarten Restaurant.
7. A hike ... and a shot of gin
Whether you’re on a hike or on a cycle tour, the Gompm Alm mountain hut is always worth visiting! Besides their sumptuous homemade culinary delights they also distil their own gin! The Hirzer recreational mountain zone offers numerous other hiking and biking adventures, such as to the Hirzer Hütte hut, the Stafellalm refuge and other scenic destinations such as the picture postcard villages of Prenn and Viadacqua/Videgg.
Exclusively for our guests
Our Dornsberg App will come in handy while you’re with us. Specially compiled for you, you’ll have all the essential information and advice at your fingertips. Not only the Dornsberg but also out and about.
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