Speed hiking in Avelengo/Hafling, Merano 2000 and Verano/Vöran is all about hiking and speed. Sticks help stabilize and simultaneously train the muscles of the upper body. There are numerous competitions held nationally in this mountain run discipline.
In the Merano 2000 hiking area is located the new Naif-Merano 2000 Speedhiking Trail. The trail runs from the Merano 2000 Cable Car valley station to the mountain station. The route travels almost 8km uphill, with a difference in altitude of 1,270m a.s.l..
Anyone looking for a sporting challenge should try the Sunnseitn-Steig trail in Verano. From around 1,000m a.s.l., the path leads from the Burgstall-Vöran Cable Car valley station to the upper station on the Tschögglberg mountain plateau.