Hike on the Monte San Vigilio

The Monte San Vigilio mountain above Lana is a small and untouched hiking paradise at 1,700 m asl..

In Lana we take the funicular up to the mountain station at 1,490 m asl.. Next to the hotel “Vigilius Mountain Resort” we follow the marker no. 34 up to the Monte Vigilio (Vigiljoch). In dizzy height the chair lift accompanies us on this first section.

Arrived on the top of the Monte Vigilio we find a very special atmosphere due to the cloudy sky, the small church and its background appear in a surreal way. The entire area up here is car-free, so we can really enjoy nature. The coniferous forests and the flower meadows radiate nativeness.

On the Monte Vigilio we take now the path no. 9 towards Laghetto Nero, which is a lake with a wide reed belt where we have a rest (there is also a guest house to stop). For our way back to the funicular station we take the path no. 7 from here.

Notice: This walking tour is a bit steep and partly rocky but we were rewarded with gorgeous panoramic views on the Val d’Adige and the Meran basin – even though the sky was not that blue today.

Author: AT

Important: If you want to do this mountain hike please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Monte Vigilio funicular - mountain station
(distances to the valley station of the funicular at Lana: from Merano 9 km, from Santa Valburga 21 km, from San Leonardo in Passiria 30 km)
Route: circular walk on the Monte Vigilio
Markers: 34, 9, 7
Walking time: approx. 2.5 - 3 hours
Experienced in: July 2008
Family-friendly? Yes, but the path no. 7 is not suitable for push chairs – in this case you have to walk back along the path no. 34.
Further information: tourist association Lana, phone: +39 0473 561770

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