The three large streets of the canals, the canals that bring water to the fields in the mountain slopes, around Merano, Lagundo, Marlengo and Maia Alta have more of a walk than a hike in the mountains.
Following the Passer river in the upstream direction you reach the Gilf gorge, a narrow valley with a terrain jump towards the Passeiertal. Sandwiched between rocks, the river must pass through narrow walls of rock to reach the city.
The queen among the promenades is the Tappeinerweg, which winds along the hillside over 4 km above Merano. The walk not only offers a fantastic Mediterranean flora, but also great views of the historical center of Merano, the Burggrafenamt and the mountain peaks of the Texelgroup in the background.
Orographisch right of the Passer, the river that divides the city of Merano, is the winter promenade with its loggia. Built in the 60s of the 19th century, the loggia is a successful expression of Art Nouveau and impresses with the large paintings of various sights of South Tyrol.