Watersports at Merano

For Waterlovers and adventurer

To Canoe: Merano isn’t only famous as a Mediterranean city on the southside of the Alps, but also as a paradise for those who like to make an adventure trip with the canoe. The famous river “Passer” is very challenging and offers a lot of different canoe possibilities. At the Kanu Club of Merano you have the possibility to explore the world of canoe, to take a class or to rent a canoe. The Canoe Center is 10 minutes of walking distance from our Boutique and Designhotel ImperialArt and the Passer is right in front of the Kurhaus, which is situated in front of our Hotel.


Rafting: The Acquaterra Club offers Rafting with different levels of difficulty or in the famous Passer River of Merano or in the Etsch with a guarantee of lots of fun. Rafting makes the Adige and Passirio Rivers acessible for everyone. Experience is not essential - a good feeling and respect for flowing water is all that is required. Professional guides will assist and plan every trip according to your personal needs. Once you have experienced whitewater rafting you will never look at a river in the same way again.


Hydro speed: Hydro speed or also called River boogie is a sport, where your personal rush of adrenaline is guaranteed. You only need a board, a neoprene suit, a helmet and flippers for your wild river experience. Together with the Hydro speed instructors and guides you’ll enjoy 100% fun.


Sailing:  Almost daily you can enjoy an awesome south wind at the lake at Caldaro (30 minutes by car from our Boutique & Designhotel ImperialArt) and makes it a paradise for sailor. The own Surfer school there allows you to take a few hours of class and practice or to borrow everything you need for your perfect sailing trip. At the sailing shop you can find all accessories and everything a sailor heart desires. The International Sailing Regatta “Falling leaves” takes place at the lake in Caldaro every year in Autumn. It transforms in a Sea full of beautiful white sail’s.


Kitesurfing: The Reschenlake in Vinschgau near Merano offers the perfect preconditions for kitesurfing. The Kite Club offers you the possibility to take kiting classes or to borrow everything you need for you kiting experience. For the kite club it’s very important to respect the natur and the joint users, so it persists the friendly and peaceful clima.

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