The SummerCard is available from 01 July 2018 from your Schnalstal Valley host or in the tourist office. Price: adults: €29.90; children up to their 16th birthday: €15.00; children up to 6 years are free. The SummerCard is valid until 30 September 2018.
With this card you will have the unique opportunity to experience the Schnalstal Glacier, visit the archeoParc museum, discover the valley by public transport from Maso Corto to Naturno and explore the Alta Via di Merano reachable by the Unterstell cable car from Naturno.
Experience the glacier
With the SummerCard, you’ll cover more than a thousand meters in only six minutes. The Schnalstal Glacier cable car brings guests directly to the highest hotel in Europe, the Glacier Hotel Grawand (3,212 m). The team in the restaurant Grawand awaits you with fresh and warm food and drinks with a fascinating view. In only 10 minutes you reach the Grawand summit (3,251 m). The panorama ridge offers a magnificent panorama from the Dolomites to the Ortles and the Ötztal Valley Alps.
EXPLORE THE LAZAUN HIGH PLATEAU
With the new Lazaun cable car, which opened on 06th December 2017, you can reach the Lazaun mountain station comfortably and safely in about 4 minutes. Arrived at 2,430 m altitude, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Grawand summit (3,251 m) and the village of Maso Corto. Up here you will find a very special alpine flora and fauna, as the Lazaun plateau is characterized by the power of the glaciers and an upland moor. Use the ride with the Lazaun cable car for an easy hike or a stop at the Lazaun mountain hut. If you are looking for more entertainment, you can rent e-mountain bikes or mountain carts at Maso Corto, which will ensure an action-packed descent.
VISIT THE ARCHEOPARC MUSEUM
The archeoParc is an open-air museum with an interpretative centre at Madonna di Senales in Schnalstal Valley. The story of how and where Ötzi lived 5,300 years ago and of how he was discovered in 1991 on the Schnalstal Glacier will be related inside and outside. Explore the permanent exhibition, the reconstructed building, the dugout bridge and the archery stand and join in all the activities and presentations in the open-air arena. The SummerCard entitles guests to free entry into the archeoParc at Madonna di Senales where the discovery site and the living environment of Ötzi have been faithfully reconstructed.
BUSCARD - DICOVER THE VALLEY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
With the SummerCard, travel on the public SAD bus is free throughout the valley, providing easy access to all the villages: Monte S. Caterina, Certosa, Raindl, Madonna di Senales, Vernago, Maso Corto and also the neighbor village Naturno. After a pleasant hike through the Schnalstal Valley or an excursion through Naturno, take the public SAD bus in comfort back to your starting point. The card is valid within the municipal district of Schnalstal Valley and Naturno for your entire stay.
CABLE CAR UNTERSTELL - EXPLORE THE ALTA VIA DI MERANO
The Alta Via di Merano is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the entire Alpine region, along the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, a fascinating natural and cultural landscape. You can easily walk a part from Monte S. Caterina along the trail no. 24. passing old farms to the Unterstell cable car. The SummerCard is valid for a single one-way ticket of the cable car. Directly at the valley station of the cable car is the Naturno/Compaccio bus stop, from there you can take the return journey on the public bus SAD to Schnalstal Valley. The hike is possible also from Unterstell to Monte S. Caterina.