On the sunny high plateau above the spa town of Merano, ideal holidays for families and recreational hikers can be had in the villages of Avelengo and Verano/Vöran, as well as in the car-free ski and hiking region of Meran 2000. Numerous hiking trails, as well as Nordic Walking and bike paths, make it easy to stay active during your summer holiday. In winter, the Meran 2000 ski area, with its wide slopes and special offers for kids, is especially family friendly. Avelengo is home to the famed Haflinger horses. Head out for a ride or sit back and relax during a sleigh ride with this iconic animal. The Knottnkino near Verano is a natural spectacle which must be seen to be believed. Upon its rocky face, the drama of the mountains plays out its daily outdoor theatre.