Relaxing timeout in Scena/Schenna
Hiking in Scena/Schenna and environs brings you up close with South Tyrolean nature. Take in the pure, invigorating mountain air, listen to the songs of the birds and feel yourself lifted and a little bit closer to heaven. If you are planning a hiking holiday in Scena/Schenna, Hotel Meinhardt, is the ideal base. Our hotel is an excellent starting point for a vast range of hikes and mountain treks.
Do you prefer leisurely strolls to alpine huts or high-mountain treks? Or are you planning extensive walks with a pram? Merano and environs hold something for everyone. Here, you find challenging as well as easier hiking trails. Climb high mountains, hike over green meadows or walk across deep woods and experience the beautiful South Tyrolean nature up close, all along enjoying the spectacular panoramic views.
Hiking tour to Ivigna/Ifinger mountain
Ivigna/Ifinger mountain is the local mountain in Scena/Schenna, which makes of it a top destination during your hiking holiday in Scena/Schenna. This hiking trail leads over a secured via ferrata; however, you need a certain degree of mountain experience to master this route. The hike starts in the hiking region Merano 2000, only a few minutes’ drive from Hotel Meinhardt. Take the Ivigna/Ifinger cable car to Pfiffinger Köpfl, the starting point of this hike. Here take trail number 3 towards Missensteinjoch. Once you have passed the Waidmannalm, take trail number 19A on your left up to Oswaldscharte and continue until Kuhleiten restaurant. About 50 m beneath the summit of the Little Ivigna/Ifinger you find the starting point of the via ferrata. Now you need to secure yourself with your gear before continuing. You reach the summit of the Large Ivigna/Ifinger in about 1 hour, located at 2,581 m. The descent follows the same route. The duration of this hike is about 5 hours.
If you prefer an easier hike, we recommend you to climb the top of the Little Ivigna/Ifinger. At the crossing, simply continue straight ahead, and follow the ridge to the top. This trail is also suitable for less experienced hikers.
Not far from Hotel Meinhardt you find another less challenging hiking trail: the Rasteinweg trail. Starting point is Via Picher/Pichlerstraße. From here, continue on Via Berger/Bergerweg following trail number 18 A. Walk past the Roathof and Rastlhof restaurants and continue on the Höfeweg trail until you reach Salfgut where you turn right, to descend on the Rasteinweg trail. The Gsteirerweg trail leads you back to the starting point. For this hike, you need about 3 hours.
Scena/Schenna waalweg trail
This trail starts in the immediate vicinity of Hotel Meinhardt. Follow the signs “Zum Waal” (to the waal) past orchards, until you reach the Brunjaun restaurant. The waal trail starts here, leading either to the little hamlet San Giorgio/St. Georgen and further on to the Merano 2000 gondola car or in the opposite direction all the way to the Waalerhütte.
A must-see when hiking in Scena/Schenna are the local mountain huts and restaurants. The hosts are happy to welcome you and serve you their homemade specialties – maybe even fill you in on one or the other interesting story from the surroundings. The alpine huts and restaurants are a great opportunity for a little culinary stopover; here you get to know the locals and the lovable South Tyrolean culture.