Car(e)-free holidays in South Tyrol

When checking into Aparthotels Panorama Living Dolomites, all guests receive a complimentary Gitschberg Jochtal Almencard. This is an advantage card that allows free and unlimited use of 9 different lift facilities (in selected periods) and free travel on all public transport throughout South Tyrol. Almencard holders also enjoy free admission to over 90 museums in South Tyrol, as well as the opportunity to participate in the well-rounded activity programme organised by the Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area. 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 Gitschberg Jochtal Almencard allows unlimited and cost-free use of the following cable cars:

  • Gitschberg mountain railway (13.05.2023 - 07.07.2023 & 18.09.2023 – 04.11.2023), valley station within walking distance
  • Jochtal mountain railway (13.05.2023 - 07.07.2023 & 18.09.2023 – 04.11.2023) 
  • Cable car Meransen/Maranza – Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria
  • Cable car Bozen/Bolzano – Ritten/Renon
  • 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

Lift passes

Free fares on the lift facilities in the Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area are excluded from 8th July to 17th September 2023.

In this period, you can either purchase a single ticket or choose from the following options:

  • Week ticket: use of the Gitschberg and Jochtal cable cars for 7 days

for guests aged 16 years and older: 70 €
for guests aged 8 to 15 years: 40 €
for children under 8: free

  • 4 in 7 days ticket: use of the Gitschberg and Jochtal cable cars on 4 days of your choice within a 7-day period

for guests aged 16 years and older: 50 €
for guests aged 8 to 15 years: 25 €
for children under 8: free

  • 2 in 3 days ticket: use of the Gitschberg and Jochtal cable cars on 2 days of your choice within a 3-day period

for guests aged 16 years and older: 40 €
for guests aged 8 to 15 years: 20 €
for children under 8: free

Public Transportation

The free and unlimited use of regional public transport in South Tyrol is also included in the advantage card Gitschberg Jochtal Almencard. 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


  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Weekly market in Brixen
    On the Acquarena parking lot, in the Albuinstreet, in the Hartmannsquare or in the Trattengasse
  • 9.30 am: E-mountain bike & hike*
    Ride on the E-bike through the Altfass Valley and hike to the lake Seefeldsee | mountain terminal of the funicular Mühlbach/Meransen | Time: approx. 3,5-4 h | Difficulty: medium | Costs: € 20,00, please bring your own bike
  • 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. 2-3 h
  • 10.00 am: Old Castles & New Wines - Visit to the Vineyard & Organic Farm in Mühlbach*
    A local winegrower will be showing you around his vineyard and illustrating his alternative methods for cultivating grapes and ancient apple varieties | Fortress Mühlbacher Klause | Time: approx. 2 h
  • 2.00 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
  • 4.00 pm: Wild herbs & Healing potions in Natz*
    Rediscovering ancient herbal knowledge | Village square Natz | Time: approx. 3 h



  • 8:00 am - 1 pm: Weekly market in Mühlbach
    In the center of the village
  • 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. 6 h



  • 8:15 am: Hike to the peak "Wilde Kreuzspitze" in Vals*
    Meeting point: parking lot "Jochtal" in Vals | This challenging hike requires good training. Bring along suitable equipment and provisions | Time: approx. 7 h
  • 10:00 am: E-bike of the Pustertal Valley*
    On the cycle path along the Rienz-river to the Almdorf Haidenberg, enjoying the fantastic of Bruneck | Meeting point: train station in Mühlbach | Time: approx. 5 h | Costs: € 20,00 per person for participation, E-bike Rental will be calculated apart
  • 10:00 am: Guided -bike tour from Mühlbach
    Meeting point: "Rentasport" at the train station in Mühlbach | Costs: € 55,00 per person E-bike included
  • 10.30 am: Discovering herbs and forest*
    Meeting Ringed trees, herbs, fun facts and quaint Alpine huts. Lunch special with herbs in the hut Ronerhütte (€ 10,00 in wished) | Zumis car park, Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp | Time: approx. 5 h | language: german or italian
  • Evening highlight in the mountain pasture: Summerdinner and quality food
    In the mountain hut Großberghütte in the Altfass valley (Reservation needed: 0039 0472 520 277)


  • 5:00 am: Sunrise hike to Jochtal*
    Meeting point: Valley station cable car Jochtal | Time: approx. 2 h | Possibility to have breakfast in the mountains. You can return to the valley with the cable car from 8:30 am 
  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Weekly market in Mühlbach
    in the center of the village
  • 8:45 am: E-bike tour from Toblach to Cortina*
    Meeting point: train station Mühlbach | Travel to Toblach by train, than ride on the E-bikes through the Valley Höhlensteintal to the Olympic City Cortina and return again by train | Time: approx. 7 h | Costs: € 20,00 per person for participation, E-bike rental will be calculated apart. Rail trainsport of the bike: € 7,00
  • 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 & 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



  • 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
  • 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: Easy rafting tour, suitable for families*
    Perfect for families and beginners who want to combine fun and adventure | St. Sigmund sports area | Time: approx. 1.5 h Price: adults € 35.00 | children (5-12 years) € 25.00


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

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 Gitschberg Jochtal Almencard. Hike, experience culture and discover the multifaceted South Tyrol – for free!


Panorama Living Dolomites

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

+39 0472 674477 
(daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
VAT ID 03061550210