A snowshoe hike grinds you through the South Tyrolean winter. There is a large network of routes in the region around Merano. Simple exploratory tours lead through small side valleys, varied circular hiking trails run above the tree line along lonely plateaus. Starting points for easy family hikes are the Merano 2000 ski areas and the car-free San Vigilio mountain near Lana. Demanding summit destinations can be found in the high alpine valleys of Val D’Ultimo, Val Passiria and Val Senales. Experienced mountain guides accompany winter sports enthusiasts on snowshoeing in South Tyrol and are on hand to offer advice and assistance.