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Alpine region – living all inclusive!

Experience the best of Ski- & Holiday area - all inclusive!
30 alpine pastures, 9 cable cars, 1 holiday area from 1st of May 2021 to 30th of November 2021

The success of the “AlmencardPLUS“ will continue for another year by offering summer visitors to our region 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.

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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 and on the high apple Plateau (Natz-Schabs). 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 Natz-Schabs is worth visiting at any time of the year, in every sense of the word.



ADVANTAGES – CLOSE UP AND IN DETAIL:
> Unlimited journeys with the cable car Gitschberg Meransen/Maranza 
   (13th May 2021 - 06th November 2021)
> Unlimited journeys with the railway cable car Jochtal Vals/Valles 
    (13th May 2021 - 06th November 2021)
> Unlimited journeys with the railway cable car Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria - Meransen/Maranza
> Bus journey from Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria to the alp of Rodeneck/Rodengo-Lüsen/Luson
> Special offers in partner shops and leisure facilities

IN ADDITION, ALMENCARDPLUS USERS PROFIT FROM THE FOLLOWING:
> Unlimited journeys with all regional public transport facilities in South Tyrol: 
   bus and train, as well as the following cable cars: 
   - Cable car Bolzano/Bozen – Jenesien/San Genesio 
   - Cable car Bolzano/Bozen – Kohlern/Colle 
   - Cable car Mölten/Meltina – Vilpian/Vilpiano
   - Cable car Burgstall/Postal – Vöran/Verano 
   - Cable car and Train Bolzano/Bozen – Ritten/Renon 
   - Funicular Mendel/Mendola
> One free entry in every of more than 90 partner museums and exhibitions.



WEEKLY PROGRAM:
(Programme subject to changes based on Covid-19 regulations)



MONDAY


MAY-NOVMEBER:

“From grain to bread” family excursion in Terenten
This excursion is a great opportunity to learn all about the life of mountain farmers. After a walk to the farm, you can try some freshly baked typical farmer’s bread. The hike will then resume and lead you to the mills’ valley in Terenten, where you can see a collection of ancient grain mills as well as the exciting earth pyramids.
Meeting point: 9:00 a.m. | Info office in Terenten | Duration: approx. 4 h | Price: € 5 (free for children up to 14 years old)

Electric bike tour from Mühlbach
Easy tour: an E-bike ride through the Eisacktal valley to visit the Neustift monastery, followed by a guided tour and wine tasting.
Sporty tour: a long tour through the Eisacktal valley to visit the Neustift monastery, followed by a guided tour and wine tasting.
For both tours:
Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Mühlbach train station, Outdoor Centre Gitschberg Jochtal | Return time: about 2:30 p.m. | Price: € 25, € 12 optional supplement for the guided tour and wine tasting | Minimum age: 9 years | Electric mountain bikes available on request and at a fee

Aperitif on Mt. Gitschberg
An easy panoramic walk on Mt. Gitschberg rounded off with an aperitif and presentation of our weekly programme.
Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Nesselbahn lift mountain terminal | Duration: approx. 3 h

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 | Duration: approx. 2 h | Price: € 12 (incl. tasting), free for children up to 14 years old

The Legend Trails Meransen
Surprisingly humorous and pleasurable, this easy hike is studded with legends, stories and facts about Meransen.
Meeting point: 2:00 p.m. | Tennis hall Meransen | Duration: approx. 3 h

Lama and Alpaca trekking in Meransen
The unforgettable family experience with the 14 llamas and alpacas from the Hinterwalderhof.
Meeting point: 3:00 p.m. | Hinterwalderhof farm in Meransen (at the entrance to the Altfasstal valley) | Duration: approx. 1 h | Price: adults € 15, children € 8 | Registration: +39 380 8660375 or +39 377 2173860


JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

Wild herbs & Healing potions in Natz
Rediscovering ancient herbal knowledge.
Meeting point: 4:00 p.m. | Village square Natz | Duration: approx. 3 h | Registration by 12 o‘ clock at the same day




Tuesday

MAY-NOVEMBER:

Circular tour of the Marblsee and Wildersee Alpine lakes (2,532m)
This fantastic Alpine excursion of medium difficulty will take you from Fane Alm (1,700m) to Aschila Alm and Marblsee lake (2,250m) and on to Wildersee lake. Return to Fane Alm via Labiseben Alm and Valler Schramme gorge. Good physical condition, adequate equipment and sufficient provisions are required.
Meeting point: 8:30 a.m.| Car park by the Jochtal lift terminal in Vals | Duration: approx. 5-6 h | Elevation gain: 850 m | 12 km | Price: € 10 | Minimum age: 12 years

Summer in the mountains with Kneipp in Meransen
A pleasurable circular hike to the Kneipp course in the Altfasstal valley with stations along the way.
Meeting point: 9:00 a.m. | Altfasstal car park | Duration: approx. 3 h

Electric bike tour from Terenten
Easy tour: lower Pustertal valley (Terenten, Issinger Weiher, Bruneck)
Sporty tour: lower Pustertal valley (Pertinger Alm, Ochsentreiber Alm, Hofern)
For both tours:
Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Village square in Terenten | Return time: about 2:30 p.m. | Price: € 25 | Minimum age: 9 years | Electric mountain bikes available on request and at a fee

Healthy Kneipp walk in Terenten
Physical exercise, fresh air and cool water are three important, but often underestimated factors when it comes to promoting good health. This excursion will give you the opportunity to experience first-hand the positive effects of cold water on the body.
Meeting point: 2:00 p.m. | Info office in Terenten | Duration: approx. 3 h


JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

Kletterhetz (10–14 years)
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 | Duration: approx. ca. 5 h

Krixly Kraxly (5–9 years)
Taster course for aspiring mountaineers. Kids 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 | Duration: approx. 5 h



WEDNESDAY

MAY-NOVEMBER:

Morning walk and Alpine breakfast in Terenten
Follow our hiking guide on an early-morning excursion! After a relatively steep climb to the Tiefrastenhütte hut (2,312m), you will be rewarded with a hearty Alpine breakfast and a breath-taking panorama. For this excursion you will need to be in good physical condition and have appropriate equipment.
Meeting point: 6:30 a.m. | Info office in Terenten | Duration: approx. 5 h | Elevation gain: 900 m | 10 km | Price: € 20 (incl. breakfast) | Minimum age: 12 years

Guided E-bike tour from Mühlbach
Easy tour: Haidenberg Alpine village
Sporty tour: Haidenberg Alpine village (via Vintl, Terenten, Hofern, Haidenberg)
For both tours:
Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Mühlbach train station, Outdoor Centre Gitschberg Jochtal | Return time: about 3:00 p.m. | Price: € 25 | Minimum age: 9 years | Electric mountain bikes available on request and at a fee

Guided full-day e-bike tour from Mühlbach
Meeting point 10:00 a.m. | Cable car in Mühlbach | Registration and information on Tel. +39 0472 522045 | Costs € 55 including rental bike

Discovering woods and pastures
Ringed trees, herbs, fun facts and quaint Alpine huts.
Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. | Zumis car park, Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp | Duration: approx. 5 h

Meeting the animals at the mountain farm (5–9 years)
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: 1:30 p.m. | Ahner mountain farm, Rodeneck | Duration: approx. 2,5 h


JUNE – SEPTMEBER:

River-crossing family hike in Terenten
This child-friendly walk leads to the river in the Winnebachtal valley. On arrival, children and adults can try to cross the stream with the help of a rope and a slackline. This is followed by a picnic in the woods.
Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | Info office in Terenten | Duration: approx. 5 h | Prices: € 10 for adults, € 5 for children aged 6 to 14 years.



THURSDAY

MAY-NOVEMBER:

Sunrise hike
Some things are worth an early rise, even on holiday. You will be rewarded with the unique experience of an Alpine sunrise.
Meeting time varies | Jochtal lift valley terminal Vals | Duration: approx. 2 h

Guided E-Bike Tour from Rodeneck
Easy tour: Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm
Sporty tour: Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm and Astjoch pass
Meeting point: 9:30 a.m. | fire station in Rodeneck | Return time: about 3:00 p.m. | Price: € 25 | Minimum age: 9 years | Electric mountain bikes available on request and at a fee

The world of ants and bees
This excursion starts from Vintl and leads into the Weitental, where you can learn interesting facts about ants and bees and their importance along the way. The experience includes a visit to a beekeeper.
Meeting point: 9:45 a.m. | Vintl train station | Duration: approx. 4 h


JUNE – SEPTMEBER:

Alpine excursion to the Terner Jöchl pass and Mt. Mutenock in Terenten
A high-mountain tour of medium difficulty that leads to the Terner Jöchl pass (2,405m) and offers a fantastic all-round view of the Dolomites and the Zillertal and Sarntal Alps. Good physical condition, appropriate equipment (mountain boots, weatherproof clothing) and sufficient provisions are required.
Meeting point: 9:00 a.m. | Schneeberg car park (Pertinger Alm) in Terenten | Duration: approx. 5 h | Elevation gain: 900 m | 13 km | Price: € 10 | Minimum age: 12 years

Climbing in the Dolomites
Diverse via ferratas on Mt. Rosengarten and the Three Peaks are waiting for you!
Meeting point: announced at registration | Return time: about 4:00 p.m. | Price: € 100 per person for 4 participants, € 90 per person for 5 participants | Minimum age: 12 years

Carriage ride for children in Meransen (5–14 years)
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 | Duration: approx. 1 h | Price: € 5

Guided tours of the Mühlbacher Klause
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. + 3:00 p.m. | Mühlbacher Klause | Duration: approx. 1 h

Taster rafting tour
Perfect for families and beginners who want to combine fun and adventure.
Meeting point: 3:00 p.m. | St. Sigmund sports area | Duration: approx. 1.5 h | Price: adults € 35, children (5-12 years) € 25

Lama excursion for the whole family
Trek around a mountain farm with llamas, including a traditional South Tyrolean snack.
Meeting point: 4:00 p.m. | Waldharthof in Raas, near Natz Schabs | Duration: approx. 2.5 h | Registration by 12:00 noon on the previous day



FRIDAY

MAY - NOVEMBER:

Family hike to the Spinges bunker
A family-friendly walk through the village and woods to the Spinges bunker, where we will discover the power of breathing. A tour of the bunker is included.
Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Spinges church | Duration: approx. 3 h

Hike to the Pfunders mountain farms
The green Pfunders Valley boasts well-preserved historical farms, traditional craftsmanship and stunning landscapes.
Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Pfunders sport area | Duration: approx. 4 h | Price: € 10 (free for children up to 14 years old)

At work with heart and soul
Learn how milk turns into cheese and make your own soft cheese under expert guidance. A tasting of farm products rounds off the experience.
Meeting point: 10:00 a.m. | Gatscher cheese dairy in Kiens | Duration: approx. 3 h | Prices: € 10 for adults, € 5 for children aged 4 to 10 years.


JUNE – SEPTMEBER:

Let’s build an insects’ hotel
Can you imagine a wood or a meadow without the cheerful buzzing of busy insects? Our expert will help you to build a hotel for these lovely creatures.
Meeting point: 2:00 p.m. | Village square in Natz | Duration: approx. 3 h | Registration by 12:00 noon on the previous day





GENERAL INFORMATION
Registration by 4:00 p.m. on the previous day unless otherwise specified.
For information and registration please contact your hotel reception or the info points in the Ski & Holiday Area Gitschberg Jochtal & Natz-Schabs.
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. A
ctivities available for a limited number of participants.
Subject to change without notice.