Car(e)-free holidays in South Tyrol

From May to November, all our guests receive the advantage card Almencard Plus upon arrival. It allows free and unlimited use of 9 cable cars and all regional public transport in South Tyrol, as well as free admission to over 90 South Tyrolean museums and participation in the varied active holiday programme offered by the Alpine, touristic region Gitschberg Jochtal. The Gitschberg mountain railway is just a few minutes' walk away from your luxury apartment at Panorama Living Dolomites and the station of the cable car connecting the villages of Meransen/Maranza and Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria is also within walking distance. The cable car takes you to Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria, from where busses and trains run regularly both into the direction of the Pustertal valley (next town: Bruneck/Brunico) and the Eisacktal valley (next town: Brixen/Bressanone). So you can enjoy an absolutely car(e)-free holiday!

Small card, great advantages

Mountain railways

Your advantage card Almencard Plus allows unlimited and cost-free use of the following cable cars:

  • Gitschberg mountain railway (20.06.2019 - 02.11.2019), valley station within walking distance
  • Jochtal mountain railway (20.06.2019 - 02.11.2019)
  • Cable car Meransen/Maranza – Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria
  • Cable car Bozen/Bolzano – Ritten/Renon
  • Cable car Jenesien/San Genesio Atesino
  • Cable car Burgstall/Postal – Vöran/Verano
  • Cable car Mölten/Meltina – Vilpian/Vilpiano
  • Tramway on the Ritten/Renon plateau
  • Funicular railway to Mendel/Passo della Mendola

Public Transportation

The free and unlimited use of regional public transport in South Tyrol is also included in the advantage card Almencard Plus. Your car remains parked at the luxury apartment hotel Panorama Living Dolomites during your holiday and you can comfortably use the bus or train. Thanks to the excellent connections provided by the local public transport network, you can walk from your apartment hotel in Meransen/Maranza directly to the station of the cable car, reach the village of Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria down in the valley within only 6 minutes and conveniently continue from there by bus or train – for free. The mostly small, old and historically interesting cities of Brixen/Bressanone, Bruneck/Brunico, Bozen/Bolzano (the province’s capital) and Sterzing/Vipiteno can be reached from Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria in a short time and you save yourself the tiresome search for a parking space in the cities.



  • Augustinian Abbey of Neustift, Vahrn-Varna/Neustift-Novacella
  • Diocesan Museum Hofburg Brixen, Brixen-Bressanone
  • Pharmacy Museum of Brixen, Brixen-Bressanone
  • Mineralogical Museum of Teis, Villnöss­-Funes/Teis-Tiso
  • Trostburg Castle, Waidbruck-Ponte Gardena
  • Silver Mine Villanders, Villanders-Villandro
  • Klausen Municipal Museum, Klausen-Chiusa
  • Velthurns Castle, Feldthurns-Velturno
  • Rodenegg Castle, Rodeneck-Rodengo
  • Museum of Local History Feldthurns, Feldthurns-Velturno
  • White Tower Museum, Brixen-Bressanone


  • South Tyrolean Folklore Museum, Bruneck-Brunico/Dietenheim-Teodone
  • Messner Mountain Museum Ripa, Bruneck-Brunico
  • Museum of Mining, Steinhaus im Ahrntal-Cadipietra in Valle Aurina
  • Museum of Mining Prettau, Prettau-Predoi
  • Taufers Castle, Sand in Taufers-Campo Tures
  • Museum mansio Sebatum, St. Lorenzen-San Lorenzo
  • Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor, St. Martin in Thurn-San Martino in Badia
  • Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus, St. Kassian-San Cassiano
  • Municipal Museum Bruneck, Bruneck-Brunico
  • Mineralogical Museum Kirchler, St. Johann im Ahrntal-San Giovanni in Valle Aurina
  • Tourism Museum of the Upper Puster Valley, Niederdorf-Villabassa
  • Innichen Monastery Museum, Innichen-San Candido
  • Stabinger Crib Collection, Sexten-Sesto
  • Rudolf-Stolz-Museum, Sexten-Sesto

Bozen, Salten und Schlern

  • South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bozen-Bolzano
  • South Tyrol Museum of Natural History, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Fossil Exhibition, Mölten-Meltina
  • World War I Memorial, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Crib Collection, Muri Gries Monastery, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Municipal Museum Bozen, Bozen-Bolzano
  • School Museum Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Mercantile Museum, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Cathedral Treasure Chamber of Bozen, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Runkelstein Castle, Bozen-Bolzano
  • Rohrerhaus, Sarnthein-Sarentino
  • Apiculture Museum Plattner, Ritten-Renon/Oberbozen-Soprabolzano
  • Deutschnofen Museum - Thurn Castle, Deutschnofen-Nova Ponente
  • Museum Steinegg, Karneid-Cornedo/Steinegg-Collepietra
  • Prösels Castle, Völs am Schlern-Fiè allo Sciliar/Prösels-Presule
  • Farmer's Museum in Tschötscher Hof, Seis am Schlern-Siusi allo Sciliar
  • School Museum Tagusens, Kastelruth-Castelrotto/Tagusens-Tagusa
  • Museum Gherdëina, St. Ulrich in Gröden-Ortisei in Val Gardena

Meran und Burggrafenamt

  • South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History - Castle Tyrol, Dorf Tirol-Tirolo
  • MuseumHinterPasseier - Bunker Mooseum, Moos in Passeier-Moso in Passiria
  • St. Prokulus Museum, Naturns-Naturno
  • Typewriter Museum 'Peter Mitterhofer', Partschins-Parcines
  • Bad Egart Collection, Partschins-Parcines
  • Agricultural Museum - Brunnenburg Castle, Dorf Tirol-Tirolo
  • MuseumPasseier - Andreas Hofer, St. Leonhard in Passeier-San Leonardo in Passiria
  • Jaufenburg Castle, St. Leonhard in Passeier-San Leonardo in Passiria
  • Municipal Museum Meran, Meran-Merano
  • Prince's Castle, Meran-Merano
  • Women's Museum, Meran-Merano
  • Jewish Museum, Meran-Merano
  • Russian Orthodox Memorial Nadezhda Ivanovna Borodina, Meran-Merano
  • Art Meran, Meran-Merano
  • Winegrowing Museum Rametz Castle, Meran-Merano
  • South Tyrol Museum of Fruit Growing, Lana
  • Ulten Valley Museum, St. Nikolaus in Ulten-Ultimo


  • Marienberg Monastery Museum, Mals-Malles 
  • Laatsch Museum, Mals-Malles 
  • St. Michael Parish Museum, Taufers im Münstertal­-Tubre
  • Saint John Abbey in Müstair, Müstair (CH)
  • Vinschgau Valley Museum, Schluderns-Sluderno
  • Messner Mountain Museum Ortles, Sulden-Stilfs-Stelvio
  • Ortler Area Museum, Sulden-Solda
  • Messner Mountain Museum Juval, Kastelbell-Castelbello
  • archeoParc Val Senales, Schnals/Unser Frau-Madonna di Senales
  • Church Tower Paul Flora, Glurns-Glorenza
  • Schluderns Gate Tower, Glurns-Glorenza

Überetsch und Südtiroler Unterland

  • South Tyrolean Wine Museum, Kaltern-Caldaro
  • Museum Moos-Schulthaus Castle, Eppan-Appiano
  • Village Museum Tramin, Tramin-Termeno
  • Museum of People through Time, Kurtatsch-Cortaccia
  • Museum of Popular Culture, Neumarkt-Egna
  • Village Museum Aldein, Aldein-Aldina
  • Mill ensemble on the Thal stream Aldein, Aldein-Aldino
  • Geomuseum Radein, Radein-Redagno


  • Wolfsthurn Castle - South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing, Ratschings-Racines/Mareit-Mareta
  • Multscher Museum and Sterzing Municipal Museum, Sterzing-Vipiteno
  • South Tyrol Museum of Mining Ridnaun-Schneeberg, Ridnaun-Ridanna

Summer activity programme
in the Ski- & Almenregion Gitschberg Jochtal


  • 09.30 am: E-bike tour of the pastures
    A pleasurable tour on E-bikes and lifts to discover the idyllic villages and pastures in the Gitschberg-Jochtal holiday area | Vals lift valley terminal | Time: approx. 5-6 h | Difficulty: easy (for guests aged 14 and over) Price: € 20.00
  • 10.00 am: Aperitif on Mt. Gitschberg
    An easy panoramic walk on Mt. Gitschberg rounded off with an aperitif | Nesselbahn lift mountain terminal | Time: approx. 2.5-3 h
  • 10.00 am: 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 | Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 2 h
  • 10.00 am & 3.00 pm: 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 | Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 1 h
  • 1.30 pm: Summer in the mountains with Kneipp
    A pleasurable circular hike to the Kneipp course in the Altfasstal valley with stations along the way | Altfasstal car park | Time: approx. 3-4 h
  • 1.30 pm: 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 | Ahner mountain farm, Rodeneck | Time: approx. 2 h
  • 4.00 pm: Wild herbs & Healing potions in Natz (A+)*
    Rediscovering ancient herbal knowledge | Village square Natz | Time: approx. 3 h | Registration by 12 o‘ clock at the same day



  • 8.30 am: Hike to the Eisbruggsee lake in Pfunders
    This challenging hike requires good training. Bring along suitable equipment and provisions | Gasthof Brugger, Pfunders | Time: approx. 5,5-6 h
  • 9.30 am: Kletterhetz (10–14 years)
    High ropes course with a 12-metres high climbing wall for budding climbers wishing to learn the basics Kurzkofelhütte hut, Vals | Time: approx. ca. 5 h
  • 10.00 am: 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 | Jochtal cable car mountain terminal Vals | Time: approx. 5 h



  • Big 5 Altitude hike
    Alternatively to the Wilde Kreuzspitze (8:15 Jochtal cable car mountain terminal) or to the Seefeldspitze (8:30 Car park Altfasstal) | This challenging hike requires good training. Bring along suitable equipment and provisions | Time: approx. 7 h
  • 10.00 am: Children’s woodland experience (5-10 years)
    Children are offered a playful introduction to the woodland habitat | Jochtal lift valley terminal in Vals | Time: approx.4-5 h
  • 10.30 am: Discovering woods and pastures
    Meeting Ringed trees, herbs, fun facts and quaint Alpine huts | Zumis car park, Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp | Time: approx. 5 h


  • Meeting time varies: Sunrise hike
    Some things are worth an early rise, even on holiday. You will be rewarded with the unique experience of an Alpine sunrise | Jochtal lift valley terminal | Time: approx. 2 h | Minimum number of participants: 12
  • 8.30 am: Hike in the Dolomites on the Adolf Munkel path
    The Adolf Munkel path below the imposing Geisler north face is one of the most impressive routes in the Dolomites. Make your own way to the Zans car park | Mühlbach lift car park | Time: approx. 4-5 h Price: €25.00 | Children (7-18 years) €10.00
  • 9.00 am: Panoramic E-bike tour of the Three Peaks
    From Mühlbach we will travel to Innichen by train. From there, we will ride our E-bikes to Sexten and along the forest path leading to the Helm-Rotwand lift mountain terminal. Enthusiasts can ride all the way to the Hühnerspielhütte hut. We return by the same route | Mühlbach train station | Difficulty: intermediate | Time: 8-9 h | Price: €20.00 (for guests aged 14 years and over)
  • 10.00 am: 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 | Spinges church | Time: 3 h
  • 10.00 am: Felting workshop on a farm (A+)*
    From sheep to wool: the art of felting | Bühlerhof Obst & Weingut in Raas | Time: approx. 2-3 h | Registration by 12.00 on the previous day 
  • 4.00 pm: Lama trekking for the whole family (A+)*
    Meet and greet these special farm animals | Waldharthof Raas | Time: approx. 2-3 h | 04.08. – 25.08.2020 also on Tuesdays | Registration by 12.00 on the previous day



  • 10.00 am: 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 | Tennis hall Meransen | Time: approx. 1 h
  • 10.00 am: Hike to the Pfunders mountain farms
    The green Pfunders Valley boasts well-preserved historical farms, traditional craftsmanship and stunning landscapes | Pfunders sport area | Time: approx. 4 h
  • 10.00 am: E-bike tour of the Pustertal valley
    Starting from Mühlbach, we will take the cycle path along the Rienz river and ride across the lower Pustertal valley to the Almdorf Haidenberg hotel, enjoying the fantastic view of Bruneck. Return trip either by bike or train | Mühlbach train station | Time: approx. 5 h | Difficulty: easy | Price: €20.00 (for guests aged 14 years and over)
  • 11.00 am: The Meronsna Legend Trails
    Surprisingly humorous and pleasurable, this easy hike is studded with legends, stories and facts about Meransen | Tennis hall Meransen | Time: approx. 3 h 
  • 3.00 pm: Taster rafting tour
    Perfect for families and beginners who want to combine fun and adventure | St. Sigmund sports area | Time: approx. 1.5 h Price: adults €30.00 | children (5-14 years) €25.00


(This weekly events programme is an example and subject to change without notice!)
*Participation only with the Almencard PLUS

Book your dream holiday at the luxury apartment hotel Panorama Living Dolomites now and come here to enjoy unlimited possibilities of leisure activities thanks to the advantage card Almencard Plus. Hike, experience culture and discover the multifaceted South Tyrol – for free!

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Panorama Living Dolomites

Verena & Stefan Gruber
Via Kössler 2c
Maranza | 39037 Rio di Pusteria
South Tyrol | Dolomites | Italy

+39 0472 674477
VAT ID 03061550210