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30 Alpine meadows, 3 mountain railways, 1 Alpine region: The most beautiful places in our Ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal – all-inclusive!

The advantage of our Ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal is the Almencard and/or the AlmencardPLUS! These enable you to enjoy a relaxing holiday without using your car! Conquer South Tyrol by using the mountain railways, bus and train.

The AlmencardPLUS and the Almencard are available free of charge at your hotel, if they are Almencardpartnermembers, for the duration of your holiday!

The Almencard offers action, adventure, mountain cable cars and great variety for all the family.

  • Unlimited used of mountain cable-cars and lift facilities in the Ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal, as well as participation free of charge in the entire framework programme.
  • In addition, all Almencard users receive special discounts with our bonus partners.
Almencard and Almencard PLUS offer action, adventure, free admission with the two cable car operators and a wide variety of options for the whole family. The two cable car facilities in the Almenregion are available for unlimited use. The supporting programme is generally free. Almencard and Almencard PLUS holders additionally receive special prices with all bonus partners.


Like Almencard, Almencard PLUS includes access to the two cable car facilities in the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday region, free use of regional public transport across South Tyrol* including the Mühlbach-Meransen cable car and free admission to over 90 museums and collections.

Your benefits in detail:
1. Unrestricted access to the Gitschberg cable car facility/2,510 m
(25 May – 02 November 2019)
2. Unrestricted access to the Jochtal cable car facility/2,206 m
(25 May – 02 November 2019)
3. Bus ride from Mühlbach to Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm/1,725 m
4. Discounts in shops and leisure facilities
5. Almencard and Almencard PLUS holders with the following icon Alpin Pool
benefit from an additional advantage: Reduced admission to the Alpinpool
6. Free participation in the weekly programme

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)