winter ultner hoefeweg ultental
winter ultner hoefeweg ultental

Winter hike on the Ultimo Farm Trail

The Ultimo Farm Trail is also suitable for a nice walk in winter: We hike along the section from Pracupola to San Nicolò through the snowy valley landscape.

The night before our winter hike brought a few centimetres of fresh snow and enchanted the Val d'Ultimo valley, as so often in the cold season, into a true winter wonderland. Our hike proceeds on the sunny side of the Val d'Ultimo valley and starts in Pracupola (Kuppelwies), at the parking space of the Schwemmalm Cable Car which takes winter sports enthusiasts to the skiing area.

We follow the singpost "Ultner Höfeweg" (Ultimo Farm Trail) which leads us directly to the first farm houses at the northern slope of the valley. The path continues past numerous farmsteads, across meadows and partly through the forest. The next stop is San Nicolò in Ultimo (St. Nikolaus in Ulten), where also the Ultimo Valley Museum is located.

Passing the St. Nicholas Church, the path leads up to the forest and further to the "lahnersäge", one of the visitor centres of the Stelvio National Park, below Santa Geltrude (St. Gertraud). But we won't get there today, because at the farms of Gasteig the way is interrupted (and shortly afterwards cleared again). From there we walk back along the same route to Pracupola and enjoy the beauty of the winter landscape a second time.

Author: AT

suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Pracupola, parking space at the valley station of the Schwemmalm Cable Car
  • Time required:
    03:20 h
  • Track length:
    12,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.142 m to 1.408 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +349 m | -349 m
  • Signposts:
    "Ultner Höfeweg"
  • Destination:
    Hamlet Gasteig / Gruben
  • Resting points:
    Gasthaus Mesner (S. Nicolò)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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