Hikes around Lana

Hikes along ancient irrigation canals

Brandis canal

An easy and relaxed hike across chestnut groves and orchards between Lana di Sopra/Oberlana and Lana di Sotto/Niederlana, dotted with marvellous views of the village. The trail along the canal begins at the main road between Lana and Passo delle Palade/Gampenpass. On the pavement, take a left towards Lana. From there, you can walk past the Lanegg monastery and St. Margareth's chapel all the way to the waterfall above the golf course*. Ideal hiking trail to the Lana di Sotto/Niederlana parish church or the Fruit-growing Museum with several taverns and restaurants along the way.

Duration: approx. 45 minutes

* circular trail

On the Brandis canal route, a short circular trail takes you to the right from a small wooden bridge and uphill towards Foiana/Völlan all the way to the weather cross just below the main road to Passo delle Palade/Gampenpass. Stunning views out onto the entire Val d'Adige/Etschtal valley! Return on the trail marked 1 (Lana di Sotto/Niederlana - Foiana/Völlan) and walk downhill to the Brandis canal (just above the Fruit-growing Museum).

Total duration: approx. 45 minutes · Difference in altitude: approx. 200 m

Marlengo/Marlin canal

This trail starts at Tel/Töll where the valley reaches its narrowest point and meanders along the irrigation canals of the Marlengo/Marling hillside past the hamlet Foresta/Forst and the villages Marlengo/Marling and Cermes/Tscherms all the way to Lana on a 13 km hike. The picturesque route through meadows, orchards and vineyards is the ideal starting point for a quick visit to Lebenberg Castle in Cermes/Tscherms for a fascinating guided tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Lana sculpture trail

The South Tyrol sculpture trail is a landscape art project which starts in Lana and leads through several villages. Though not yet finished, part of it can already be visited and offers an ideal chance to hike and observe how the artists involved interpreted the environment and nature en route through the Gaul gorge, the Brandis canals and the Valsura/Falschauer riverside promenade. Artists from all over the world have contributed sculptures and created special, inviting panoramic spots to stop, reflect and take in the surroundings.

Duration: approx. 2 1/2 hours · Difference in altitude: none (level hike)

Monte San Vigilio/Vigiljoch

Lana's very own, car-free mountain with its breath-taking views out onto the entire Val d'Adige/Etschtal valley and into the Catinaccio/Rosengarten group in the Dolomites is a true paradise for nature lovers. Conveniently reached by cable car in only 7 minutes, a large choice of hiking trails takes you through ample larch wood forests to the Schwarze Lacke (black pond) lake or to the Vigilius chapel (1793 m), one of the highest sanctuaries of the ancient Tyrol region with precious frescoes from the 14th century. A different route leads to the Bärenbad spa, the source of pure mineral water. Hikes and other activities on Monte San Vigilio/Vigiljoch are especially popular with families and children, Nordic walkers and mountain bikers.

If you prefer a more challenging option, hike through the larch wood forests to the Naturnser Alm mountain pasture and on to the peak of Guardia Alta/Hochwart (2608 m).

The route from the cable car peak station to the Naturnser Alm mountain pasture offers a choice of taverns and restaurants along the way to stop, enjoy a good glass of wine and marvel at the views of the surrounding mountains.