When hiking the Merano High Mountain Trail, you will need worn-in hiking boots, thick earplugs and, of course, a freezer bag. This much you know in advance. But to start from the beginning:
The Merano High Mountain Trail is a hike leading between Alpine huts in the mountains, but unlike any other, as it offers an excellent escape into the mountains around Merano/Meran and the Schnalstal and Passeiertal valleys. The barren nature of the high mountains and the dense forests guarantee a break from the routine. But anyone thinks that a hike on one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Alps is simply idyllic is wrong.
This is a hike that is by no means boring. This is particularly the case in the evening, when like-minded people meet in the mountain huts for dinner, gathering together in comfort and even enjoying a glass or two of schnapps. A hike is not only a sporting challenge, but also serves as an opportunity to get to know new people. And the hosts of many of these inns have seen a few things at these heights, and entertain the guests with their stories.
Most of the mountain huts have dormitories, which are shared with between ten and 30 other hikers. So please whisper, close doors carefully and use headlamps instead of turning the lights on (if there is even any electricity in the cabin – and do not expect that there will always be a shower, hot water or cell phone reception).
On quiet nights you can hear only the rippling of the fountain or the creaking of doors at night. With a bit of bad luck, you may end up with a snoring roommate, which is why experienced hikers always carry a pack of earplugs in their backpacks. And more importantly ... I’ll tell you later.
At this point we would like to state a few facts about the Merano High Mountain Trail