The Hafling/Avelengo, Meran 2000 and Vöran/Verano climbing area is a haven for climbing and mountaineering
enthusiasts. From the Mittager, Ifinger and Plattenspitzen Peaks there are fantastic views of the Ortler Group and the Dolomites to enjoy. Thanks to the Meran 2000 funicular
from Meran/Merano and the gondola Falzeben
from Falzeben/Hafling, reaching the high mountain trails is easy.
High up on the via ferrata above Meran in South Tyrol
The “Heini Holzer” via ferrata
on the Ifinger mountain is accessible via the Falzeben cable car mountain station on the Meran 2000 plateau. The via ferrata across the rock face includes some exposed sections but is safely secured with steel chains. Strapped into their harnesses, fit children used to rope-climbing can also manage it. The final and most demanding stretch to the summit at 2,851 m, is reserved for the more experienced and adventurous mountaineers.
Coming off the heights, why not treat yourself to a sumptuous break in one of the mountain huts
and shelters with a speck
, cheese and rye-bread snack, a typical South Tyrolean Marende. Just what is needed for the slow return down to the valley ...