Hiking and walking together with your dog for sure is a special experience.
No matter if in summer or in winter – Merano and its surroundings are a true hiking paradise! Plenty of easy and demanding walking tours are on offer, which become an adventure also with your dog. During your walks, again and again for sure you will meet dogs, which are not kept on a lead. This behaviour is not correct, because also along hiking paths dogs must leashed.
If you move in the vicinity of cattle herds it is of particular importance to walk your dog on a lead, no matter how well-behaved your four-legged friend is. Normally cows feel threatened by dogs. If the dog moreover runs free or barks at them, the defence instinct of the normally quite friendly animals is triggered and an unwelcome and also dangerous incident might occur.
Responsible dog owners collect the excrements of their four-legged companions also during the hike and always take water along for their dogs. Don’t forget the muzzle for potential cable car rides!
Among the following Hiking Suggestions you can find easy walking tours and also demanding alpine hikes. Please notice the information about altitude difference, trail conditions and distance at the end of the description.