Whether for jogging, football, tennis, skiing, or swimming: the people of Merano/Meran are passionate about sports, and running events such as the annual "Half Marathon Merano Lagundo" and "run4fun" are extremely popular. Accordingly, the range of attractive offers for active vacationers is very diverse, for example at the sports and leisure facilities of the company "Meranarena", which includes the climbing hall "Rockarena", the outdoor pool "Lido Merano" and the grounds of the Tennis Club Merano.
Nestled in a green valley, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, Merano offers holidaymakers Mediterranean flair set against an Alpine backdrop. Because of the protected location of the city and its year-round mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive in Merano. Beautiful green areas and walking paths make the city a paradise for nature lovers. The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle on the eastern edge of the city is considered to be one of the most beautiful botanical sites in the world.
These trails are also supplemented by the connected hiking trails in Merano's immediate vicinity. At the skiing and hiking area Merano 2000, located just above the city, vacationers will be spoiled for choice thanks to the numerous mountain biking trails, hiking trails, via ferrata and summit destinations.
The Terme Merano thermal baths are the very epitome of well-being and relaxation at the highest level. In this centrally located thermal resort, visitors have access to 15 year-round pools (including two with radon-containing thermal water), a spacious sauna area and a "Spa & Vital Center".