30 ALPINE PASTURES, 9 CABLE CARS, 1 HOLIDAY AREA from 1st may to 30th of November 2019

The “AlmencardPLUS“ offers summer visitors in the holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal and Natz-Schabs a very specific range of  services: Action, adventure, mobility, cable cars and all manner of variety for the entire family, included in one unique event card.

The AlmencardPLUS offers a large number of facilities for you! From the very first day of your holidays, you may enjoy the benefits of the AlmencardPLUS. enjoy the free use of funiculars and cable cars as well as all public means of transport in South Tyrol, free entrance to many museums and access to the entire support programme of the High Alpine pasture region Gitschberg Jochtal and on the high apple plateau NatzSchabs). Moreover, AlmencardPLUS holders can obtain special prizes and bonuses from all participating partners. The AlmencardPLUS is available free of charge at your hotel, if they are AlmencardPLUS member, for the duration of your holiday! The holiday area of Gitschberg Jochtal and NatzSchabs is worth visiting at any time of the year, in every sense of the word.


  • Unlimited journeys with the railway cable car Gitschberg Meransen/Maranza (25th May–02th November 2019)
  • Unlimited journeys with the railway cable car Jochtal Vals/Valles (25th May–02th November 2019)
  • Unlimited journeys with the cable car Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria - Meransen/Maranza
  • Bus journey from Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria to the alp of Rodeneck/Rodengo-Lüsen/Luson  >  Discount in shops and leisure facilities
  • Alpinpool: advantage of a conventioned entry if the own accommodation is Alpinpool partner
  • Unlimited journeys in all regional public transport inside South Tyrol: bus and train, as well as the following cable cars:
    -       Cable car Bolzano/Bozen – Jenesien/San Genesio
    -       Cable car Mölten/Meltina
    -       Cable car Burgstall/Postal – Vöran/Verano
    -       Cable car Bolzano/Bozen – Ritten/Renon
    -       Funicular Mendel/Mendola
  • Free entry to more than 90 museums and exhibitions
Almencard weekly programme


  • Medieval Games at the Mühlbacher Klause Ruins (5–9 years)
    10.06. – 28.10.2019
    The ancient ruins become the stage where young knights and damsels bring history back to life.
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 2 hours
  • Old Castles & New Wines - Visit to the Vineyard & Organic Farm
    A local winegrower will be showing you around his vineyard and illustrating his alternative methods for cultivating grapes and ancient apple varieties.
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 2 hours
  • Guided tours of the Mühlbacher Klause
    01.07. – 30.09.2019
    The ruins were once a customs post and hunting seat, as well as the backdrop for the German Peasant’s war in 1526 and the Tyrolean Rebellion of 1809.
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. | Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 1 hour
  • Summer in the mountains with Kneipp
    10.06. – 28.10.2019
    A pleasurable circular hike to the Kneipp course in the Altfasstal valley with stations along the way.
    Meeting point: 1:30 p.m. | Altfasstal car park | Time: approx. 3-4 hours
  • Bogbean, Yarrow and Magic Spells in Natz
    17.06. – 28.10.2019 | Almencard PLUS holders only
    Rediscovering ancient herbal knowledge
    Meeting point: 4:00 p.m. | Village square, Natz | Time: approx. 3 hours
    Registration by 12 o clock, at the same day


  • Hike to the Eisbruggsee lake in Pfunders
    21.05. – 15.10.2019
    This challenging hike requires good training. Bring along suitable equipment and provisions.
    Meeting point: 08:30 a.m. | Gasthof Brugger, Pfunders | Time: approx. 5,5-6 hour
  • Family hike to the Spinges Bunker
    11.06. – 29.10.2019
    This leisurely hike that starting from the village leads into the forest includes pauses for breathing exercises
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Spinges church | Time: 3 hours
  • Rafting Taster
    07.05. – 01.10.2019
    Ideal for beginners and families looking for fun and adventure.
    Meeting point: 3:00 p.m. | St. Sigmund sports area | Time: approx. 1.5 hours. Price: Adults € 30.00 | Children (aged 5–14) € 25.00



  • Big 5 Altitude hike to the Wilde Kreuzspitze/Seefeldspitze (alternately)
    12.06. – 16.10.2019
    This challenging hike requires good training. Bring along suitable equipment and provisions
    Meeting point: 8:30 a.m. | Fane Alm car park in Vals or Altfasstal in Meransen | Time: approx. 7 hours
  • Meeting the animals at the Ahner mountain farm (5–9 years)
    08.05. – 27.11.2019
    During the farm visit, kids have the chance to get to know the resident donkeys, chicken, cats, calves and bunnies. A real treat for the little ones!
    Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Ahner mountain farm, Rodeneck | Time: approx. 2.5 hours
  • Into the Woods
    22.05. – 30.10.2019
    A trained herbalist and forest expert will be letting you into her little secrets sharing useful hacks for everyday life.
    Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. | Zumis car park, Rodenecker-Lüsner plateaus Time: approx. 5 hours



  • Kletterhetz (10–14 years)
    20.06. – 31.10.2019
    High ropes course with a 12-metres high climbing wall for budding climbers wishing to learn the basics.
    Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Kurzkofelhütte hut, Vals | Time: approx. 5 hours
  • Krixly Kraxly (5–9 years)
    20.06. – 31.10.2019
    Taster course for aspiring mountaineers. Kids aged 5 to 9 will try their hand at climbing under the expert supervision of our alpine guides.
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Jochtal cable car mountain terminal, Vals | Time: approx. 5 hours
  • Hike to the Pfunders mountain farms
    02.05. – 28.11.2019
    The green Pfunders Valley boasts well-preserved historical farms, traditional craftsmanship and stunning landscapes.
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Pfunders sports area | Time: approx. 4 hours
  • Lama trekking for families
    27.06. – 29.08.2019 | Almencard PLUS holders only
    Meet and greet these special farm animals
    Meeting point: 4:00 p.m. | Waldharthof - Raas | Time: approx. 2–3 hours
    Registration by 12.00 o clock on the previous day 



  • Sunrise hike
    31.05. – 01.11.2019
    Your holiday challenge: an early rise! Get up early and you will be rewarded with the unique experience of the sunrise seen from the mountains.
    Meeting point: Varying time | Jochtal cable car valley terminal | Time: approx. 2 hours
  • Carriage ride for children in Meransen (5–14 years)
    03.05. – 29.11.2019
    Children get the chance to go for a parent-free carriage ride and maybe even sit next to the coachman
    Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Tennis hall Meransen | Time: approx. 1 hour
  • The Meronsna Legend Trails
    14.06. – 01.11.2019
    Surprisingly humorous and pleasurable, this easy hike is studded with legends, stories and facts about Meransen.
    Meeting point: 11:00 a.m. | Tennis hall Meransen | Time: approx. 3 hours
  • The farm and stables
    03.05. – 29. 11. 2019
    Would you like to hear what our goats have to bleat about and to visit our farm? Then take a guided farm tour!
    Meeting point: 2:00 p.m. | Farm Unteregger Vals | Time: approx. 1.5 hours. Price: Adults € 8.00 | Children € 5.00 (includes cheese-tasting)


General information

  • Bringing suitable equipment (trekking boots, rain protection etc.) is recommended with each hike.
  • Participation at your own risk.
  • Minimum number of participants: 4 adults or 5 children aged 5 to 14.
  • Activities available for a limited number of participants.


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