This hike is an easy and family-friendly route which can even be done with a buggy. The Weiher Bruggen pond is one of the attractions: it is a resting place for young and old. Parents can enjoy the view toward the Ifinger mountain whilst children can admire the many fish in the pond.
The easy hike begins at the car park above the Grüner Baum Inn and Das Stübele Restaurant in Verano/Vöran. From here, trail no. 16 ascends at a medium grade up to the Weiher Bruggen pond and continues up to the Leadner Alm Mountain Hut (1,514 m). The return trail leads first to the Waldbichl Mountain Restaurant and continues to the frazione (community) of Eschio/Aschl and back to the starting point at the car park.
Variations: One variation of the hike heads from the village car park in Avelengo/Hafling towards the Avelina Restaurant along trail no. 16 gently ascending to the Leadner Alm. Total walking time, there and back, is about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Description to arrive at destination
On the MEBO (Highway Bolzano–Merano) you reach the slip road signposted MERANO SUD, follow the road to Merano, then on the right hand side in direction to Hafling/Avelengo, on to Verano to the parking place above the Grüner Baum Inn and Das Stübele Restaurant.