Located to the south of Merano/Meran, Lana extends from the foot of the Vigiljoch mountain into the middle of the Etschtal Valley. Due to its central location to the south, Lana is an ideal starting point for hikes in the entire area of Merano and Environs. The best hiking destinations in the area can be easily reached by public transport and cable car, by bicycle and of course by car.
A very special hiking area awaits families on the local mountain of Lana, the Vigiljoch, which can be reached in just a few minutes by cable car. The hiking area of Vigiljoch is car-free, and the only means of transport are cable cars and chairlifts. On the Vigiljoch, there are many family-oriented Alpine huts and mountain inns, and simple but also more demanding hiking trails, for example up to Naturnser Alm mountain pasture and the Hochwart mountain.
In the surrounding villages of Voiana/Völlan, Cermes/Tscherms, Postal/Burgstall and Gargazzone/Gargazon there are also numerous hiking trails. Above Lana, the Voiana hiking area with its South Tyrolean Chestnut Trail and the panoramic hill of St. Hippolyt extends over Narano/Naraun. On the other side of the valley there rises the porphyritic high plateau of the Tschögglberg, Salten, the Merano 2000 hiking area, with numerous hikes leading across the plateau of the Salten and up to the summit of the Ifinger.