South Tyrol – a mountain idyll
Comfortable cable cars
The cable cars in the surrounding areas will whisk you up to mountain pastures, trails and viewpoints.
Texelbahn cable car – a panoramic lift
The lift runs from Partschins up to the Giggelberg mountain; open March to November with services on the hour and the half-hour. Discounts for groups of 10 and over. The lift takes you up to the popular Meran high-level route, a circular tour around the Texel Group Nature Park, which is some 100 km long and takes around six days to complete. The well-marked network of paths takes hikers past the impressive Partschins waterfall as well as to welcoming dairy huts, mountain inns and refuges.
Aschbach cable car
The fully renovated cable car runs from the bottom station at Rabland to the top station at Aschbach. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with services on the hour. From the top there are paths to the Naturnser Alm, from where ambitious walkers can conquer the summit of the Hochwart. Towards the Vigiljoch can be seen an impressive panorama with views of the regional capital Bozen, the Dolomites and the Rosengarten range.
Unterstell cable car
Take the modern cable car from the bottom station at Naturns up to the Naturns Sonnenberg; open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with services on the hour and the half-hour. The Sonnenberg is a popular hiking area offering both easy and demanding paths down to the valley, towards the Schnalstal Valley or to Partschins. One of the most beautiful sections of the Meran high-level route also runs along here. There is the possibility of refreshment at various farm inns along the way.
The cable car runs every quarter of an hour up to Meran 2000. This ski area is a popular hiking area in summer with an extensive network of paths. Several lifts offer access to highly varied trails, ranging from gentle panoramic and forest paths to fixed-rope routes, complex trekking routes and demanding ascents. The educational trails to the “Knottnkino” viewpoint or to the “Stoanernen Mandlen” standing stones make ideal family outings.
St. Martin im Kofel cable car
The cable car runs from the bottom station in Latsch up to the small mountain village of St. Martin im Kofel with its pilgrimage church. Open all year round as the hiking trails in this sunny landscape are also accessible in winter. A panoramic route, little known but well worth the effort, leads from the mountain station to Schlanders. There are also gentler and easier paths to other nearby refreshment opportunities.
Schnalstal Glacier cable car
The modern cable car runs from Kurzras to South Tyrol’s highest top station. Open from mid-June to mid-November with services on the hour and the half-hour. There is a viewing platform up on the glacier, the perfect starting point for numerous walks, both challenging and more straightforward. The innumerable mountain peaks meanwhile offer the perfect photo opportunity. Following the trail of Ötzi the Iceman allows you to experience the mountain world first-hand.