Winter hike on the Val d’Ultimo Farm Path

The Val d’Ultimo Farm Path is also suitable for a nice walk in winter. We hike along the section from Pracupola to S. Nicolò through the snowy valley landscape.

The last night 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. We follow the singpost “Ultner Höfeweg” (Val d’Ultimo Farm Path) 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 S. Nicolò in Ultimo, where also the Valley Museum is located. Passing the St. Nicholas Church, the path leads up to the forest and further to the Lahner Sawmill National Park visitor centre below Santa Gertrude. But we won’t get there today, because at the farms of Gasteig the way is interrupted. From there we walk back along the same route to Pracupola and enjoy the beauty of the winter landscape a second time.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Pracupola, parking space at the valley station of the Schwemmalm Cable Car
Destination: Café Sporthof
Signpost: Ultner Höfeweg
Distance: 6.5 km (section Pracupola – Gasteig/Sporthof) – each direction
Walking time: about 2 hours (section Pracupola – Gasteig/Sporthof) – each direction
Altitude difference: approx. 230 m
Altitude level: between 1,140 and 1,370 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: March 2018

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