Hiking in Merano and Environs

Meet our hiking guides

At the Zirmerhof, you will have three experienced guides at your disposal who will be accompanying you on exciting hiking tours in the area of Merano. Allow us to introduce them...

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Gerlinde Ortner

I am a trained alpine guide specialising in guided excursions in South Tyrol and the area of Merano in particular. At the Zirmerhof, I am the one in charge of leisurely hikes and easy summit tours. My favourite destinations are the quaint high-mountain areas of the Passiria/Passeiertal valley, still partially unspoilt. I like to take hiking tours off the beaten track, looking for secluded places in my beloved mountains that are rich in history and legends.

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Günther Oberhofer

I am a hiking and MTB guide as well as an ambitious hiker and cyclist myself. Long excursions are my speciality and as a bike guide I have experience with transalpine tours, so I can teach guests a few interesting tricks. You think you would never be able to manage a high-altitude hike? I’ll show you otherwise! At the Zirmerhof I am also known as a natural born motivator, and I have always managed to bring our guests to unprecedented heights!

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Hildegard Pircher

I am a nature lover and a hiking guide at the South Tyrolean Alpine Association (Alpenverein Südtirol). If you are looking for a happy face to accompany you on leisurely tours in the mountains, I am your woman! I know the Merano area like the back of my hand and I love to hike in good company. And if the weather is not hiker-friendly, at the Zirmerhof there are plenty of other ways to spend a pleasurable day.

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Information regarding COVID-19
  • Reopening of our hotel after the winterbreak at 01/04/2023
  • In our small hotel we accommodate only a small number of guests
  • If you prefer self-catering in these times, book one of our 8 holiday apartments in the Residence with its own kitchenette and refrigerator – here you can enjoy your holiday all to yourself. If you wish, we will even bring a breakfast basket directly to your holiday apartment.
  • Recreation is nowhere as easy as here in South Tyrol! During our guided hikes in the boundless nature and in the mountains, you can enjoy your holiday far away from full cities.
  • Book without worries: Due to the current situation, all stays can be cancellation for free up to 60 days before arrival.
  • Further information about the current situation in South Tyrol is available here!

We work at full speed to organise everything for your holiday. If you have any questions, our reception is at your disposal every day by phone or e-mail.
The Ortner family and team

Hotel Zirmerhof