Alpine region Gitschberg-Jochtal

Traditional farms, Alpine meadows and untouched nature

Traditional farms, Alpine meadows and untouched nature as far as the eyes can see, this is the landscape character of the Gitschberg-Jochtal Alpine region. No matter if you prefer climbing the highest peaks of the Monti di Fundres, visiting one of the impressive mountain lakes such as the Lago Ponte di Ghiaccio, or walking along the gentle hills of the more than 30 Alpine meadows in the holiday area as for example the Malga Weitenberg, you will be spoilt for choice.

Our highlights are your must-sees: 

  • The panoramic platform on the summit of the Gitschberg, providing a great view on more than 500 mountain peaks at 360° degrees.
  • The Fane Alm at Valles, which is considered the most beautiful Alpine village of South Tyrol, characterized by its particular appearance. 
  • The Rodengo Castle, which was once built to serve as a fort and reached its current state of beauty during the Renaissance period. Today it can be visited as a museum and castle. 
  • The mountain farms of Fundres, fascinating both inhabitants and guests due to their neat appearance and original character. 
  • The market town of Rio di Pusteria fascinates with its narrow alleyways and  medieval residences.
  • In winter the skiing area Gitschberg-Jochtal offers about 55 km of ski slopes and is perfect for family skiing holidays.

30 mountain pastures, 3 funiculars, 1 holiday area

Your entry ticket into a world full of adventures! The Almencard allows visitors to use the cable car facilities as well as the bus to the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm free of charge during summer months. Even more advantages are offered to Almencard PLUS holders, including the use of all regional buses and trains throughout South Tyrol free of charge*. The Almencard PLUS also gives free admission to more than 90 museums and collections along with a varied weekly programme to ensure unforgettable summer holidays in the Gitschberg Jochtal area. Holidays without a car and without stress. 

Almencard 2023

  • Travel for free on the Berg-Nesselbahn cable car on Mt. Gitschberg in Meransen and
    on the Jochtal cable car in Vals, from 13 May to 7 July 2023 and from 18 September
    to 4 November 2023
  • Travel for free on public transport across South Tyrol
  • Visit over 90 museum and exhibitions in South Tyrol for free
  • Get free rides on the Almbus shuttle bus to the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp
  • Use the ski bus service for free in winter
  • Participate in an exciting activity programme
  • Enjoy special discounts at partner establishments
  • Entry to the indoor swimming pool of Maranza for 3 euros only

From 01/01/2023 the Gitschberg Jochtal Almencard is available from us all year round.
By booking directly online on our website, you get the Almencard and Mobility Card for free. 

Mobility Card

The Gitschberg Jochtal Mobility Card is the basic guest card of the Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Alpine Pasture Region. It includes free use of public mobility, the ski bus service in winter and free admission to selected museums and exhibitions in South Tyrol.

However, it does not include the weekly programme of the ski & alpine pasture region or free use of the Jochtal and Berg-Nesselbahn cable cars during the planned period.
Thanks to the Mobility Card you can use all the means of public transport, local trains up to Malles and San Candido as well as to Trento, the capital of the neighbouring province. In this way you can also reach the famous and highly popular Lago di Braies with means of public transport. 

By booking directly online on our website, you get the Almencard and Mobility Card for free. 

Holidays at Gitschberg-Jochtal

A stay in our holiday region makes body and sould regenerate.

Holidays surrounded by fabulous mountain chains.. holidays in the holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal. This region offers about 30 charming Alpine pastures and mountain huts. Three cableways take hikers and mountain bikers up to higher starting points in the mountain area. 

More advantages of a stay in the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday area: 

Free use of the cableway from Rio di Pusteria to Maranza with the Almencard ticket, available for every vacationer

Holidays away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as you do not necessarily have to use your own vehicle thanks to the cableways and other means of public transport. 

Moreover our holiday area offers a large number of cosy mountain huts, where simplicity replaces luxury. This is where you can taste delicious local dishes such as the famous Kaiserschmarrn, roast potatoes with fried eggs, an afternoon snack with bacon or apfelstrudel.

Holidays with your dog

Also Jack and Lucky love to go on holidays.

Holidays with your dog

Also Jack and Lucky love to go on holidays.

Welcome to the first dog friendly hotel in South Tyrol - Hotel Appartement Haus Gitschberg. As we have a long experience as dog owners ourselves, we have developed a feel for the special relationship between man and dog. We ensure that you and your four-legged friend spend a relaxing stay in our dog-friendly hotel in South Tyrol, which is tailored to animal and human needs likewise. Please note that for reasons of space we can only welcome dogs up to 20 kg. 

Hiking & alpinism

On foot across the mountains