Moutain tours, mountain cabin hikes or walks

Hiking in Scena and the surrounding area

Feel the grass under your feet, listen to the sound of the cow bells, enjoy the wonderful views and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Scena in South Tyrol has a lot to offer, whether you want to climb one of the many mountain peaks, go on a mountain cabin tour or simply just walk through mountain pastures or promenades. Innumerable hiking trails are waiting for you, cable cars and chair lifts make the ascent easier. Or you can join one of our weekly guided hikes.

The hiking area in Scena alone comprises more than 200km with well-marked hiking trails to mountain cabins and mountain peaks. The nearby hiking area of Merano 2000, as well as Avelengo, offers further 300km of signposted trails.


We have put together the most stunning hiking tips for your near Schenna:


Hike along the Schenner waalweg trail

This picturesque hike along the Schenner Waal irrigation channel runs along an unspoilt trail through the chestnut grove and orchards high above the spa town of Merano, and is also thoroughly recommended for hot summer days.


Route description

From Scena, initially the trail heads uphill in the direction of Schennaberg, and crosses over Ifingerstrasse to the Taser / Pichler cable car. Signposts point towards the Waalweg, which leads in a southerly direction to the romantic Katzenleiter steps and onwards to the Brunjauhof farm. Accompanied by the lovely views of Merano, the trail passes through the meadows and forests above St. Georgen and ultimately descends back to Scena.

Informations about the tour

Duration 1:21 h

Altitude uphill 301 hm

Altitude downhill 308 hm

Length 5,5 km

Alpine hike in the Hirzer region

This scenically enchanting hike over the broad alpine pastures of the Hirzer region is especially recommended during the alpine rose flowering season from late June to early July when the pastures are resplendent in shimmering red. 


Route description

Starting from the Hirzer cable car mountain station (Klammeben), path no. 40 leads to the Hirzerhütte mountain hut. Continue on a flat path (marking 1-E5) which leads to the alpine pastures of Hinteregg and Mahd. Just behind the pastures continue your way uphill to the Rotmoos. There, follow the path (marking 2) back to the Tallneralm alpine pasture, then turn right to the Hirzerhütte and back to Klammeben.

As an alternative, proceed via Scena to Verdins, take the cable car and then the chair lift Talle-Grube. From the mountain station it takes about 30 minutes to reach Klammeben by foot.


Informations about the tour

Duration 2:40 h

Altitude uphill 328 hm

Altitude downhill 346 hm

Length 6,7 km

Alpine hike to Hirzerhütte and Gompm Alm mountain huts

Family-friendly, scenically rewarding route via numerous serviced mountain huts, that welcome hikers wanting to linger over a snack and a drink. A lovely varied hike for those who love quieter trails.

Route description

The first part of this route is via cable car from Saltusio to Klammeben. Here, the circular hike on trail no. 40, which is also popular with children, leads after a short downhill / uphill section to the Hirzerhütte mountain inn. Next the trail leads across the meadows downhill again to the idyllic location of the Gompm Alm mountain hut. After a break in the hut, the route continues along an almost flat section to the Grube inn. Here it is possible to descend to either Oberkirn or Prenn.

As an alternative, proceed via Scena to Verdins, take the cable car and then the chair lift Talle-Grube. From the mountain station it takes about 30 minutes to reach Klammeben by foot.

Informations about the tour

Duration 1:15 h

Altitude uphill 111 hm

Altitude downhill 283 hm

Length 3,8 km

Ifinger summit hike

This hike on the Ifinger, Scena's local mountain, provides a magnificent panoramic view of the Merano mountains, but requires a head for heights and is only recommended for sure-footed, experienced hikers.

Route description

The eventful Ifinger summit hike starts at the mountain station of the Merano 2000 cable car. From here, the route continues on foot up to Waidmannalm alpine pasture, past the little church of St. Oswald to the Oswaldscharte and onwards to the Kuhleiten inn. The trail then heads in a westerly direction over the mountain ridge and along a challenging but secure fixed rope route up to the summit of the Ifinger. The descent is via the same route as the ascent.

Informations about the tour

Duration 3:10 h

Altitude uphill 734 hm

Altitude downhill 1.200 hm

Length 10,8 km