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Sporting activities


More and more sportsmen fond of mountain biking choose South Tyrol for practicing this activity; not only for the beauty of this land or of its pristine mountains, neither for the people’s hospitality, but also for attention and care dedicated by institutions to this sport.

In fact, South Tyrol is full of numerous routes designed and created for those who love living a mountain from the height of two hardy wheels and a comfortable saddle. Safe and striking routes for practicing this activity without any problems.


The Merano area offers many different possibilities to all the lovers of walking and hiking. Trained walkers can reach the highest peaks by following numerous paths and climbing the mountains. Those who look for a less challenging walk, can go along the valley bottom paths connecting one town to another through the typical orchards of the Adige Valley.


The location of the Löwenwirt Hotel is strategic for Merano and Bolzano. Indeed, the two main centers of the region are easily reachable. This circumstance, as well as the possibility of accommodating large groups of people, makes our hotel perfect for those who choose two wheels for visiting South Tyrol.

Car trips in South Tyrol

The mountain roads are a joy for the owners of sports cars and for the driving enthusiastsBends, curves and counter bends seem to be there intentionally to test experienced drivers. Situated in a short distance from some of the most beautiful mountain passes of the region, the Löwenwirt Hotel is perfect for all those who love driving in the mountains and search for a comfortable accommodation.

Winter fun near Merano

The thermal town of Merano is favorably located in the immediate proximity of some most beautiful ski regions of South Tyrol. Those are 5 ski resorts,  bearing the following names: The Vigiljochthe Schnalstalthe Ulten Valley – SchwemmalmPlan in the Passeier Valley, and Merano 2000.

Perfectly prepared ski-runs of different difficulty levels invite you to have fun on snowy slopes.  Skiing in South Tyrol wouldn't be the same without those typical Alpine huts that give a charge to tired skiers, by serving nutritious snacks. If you are still dynamic, after a long and eventful day on snow, you can take part in numerous Après-ski parties held directly on the slopes. Live out the traditional hospitality and sociability of the South Tyrolean culture.


Vigiljoch and Merano 2000

The sunny ski areas of the Vigiljoch and Merano 2000 are perfect for adventurous families and winter sport enthusiasts. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, you can enjoy cold winter days to the fullest. Beautiful hiking trails offer numerous opportunities for taking pictures and sledging at high speeds.

Schwemmalm in the Ulten Valley

Many lovers of winter sports recommend the ski region of Schwemmalm in the Ulten Valley, as a perfect starting point for unforgettable ski tours and snowshoe hikes. The quality of the slopes and of the cross-country trails promises the unlimited fun.

Schnalstal's Glacier and Pfelders

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier, you will surely appreciate the glacier's endless trails of   every difficulty level, where the skiers can improve their skills or even to challenge their own limits. It is notable that the snow conditions are perfects almost all year round.


Ski schools

If you have no skiing experience or would like to perfect your skills, feel free to address to one of the following ski schools:
Ski school Merano 2000 | Tel +39 0473 279404
Ski school Schnalstal | Tel +39 0473 662170
Ski school Ulten Valley | Tel +39 0473 795099
Ski school Pfelders | Mobile Tel +39 334 7155989
Ski school Vigiljoch | Mobile Tel +39 340 2467536


Ski rental

It is undoubtedly complicated to bring along one's own ski equipment from home. It is too bulky to be transported in a plane or by car. Those, who don't want to renounce the greatest winter fun, will find ski rentals in the following ski resorts: Merano 2000, Schnalstal, Schwemmalm and Plan. 

Hotel Restaurant Löwenwirt
Opening hours
  • Bar: 07.00 - 22.00
  • Restaurant: 12.00 - 14.00 and 18.00 - 20.00
  • Check-in: 12.00 - 18.00 - from 18.00 the reception is not manned

Rest day: Tuesday