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Ultimo

Reservoirs and wonderful hiking destinations characterise Ultimo with its Schwemmalm hiking and skiing area above Pracupola.

The majority of the Val d'Ultimo valley is taken up by the municipality of Ultimo, which stretches from the village of Santa Valburga to the Lake Fontana Bianca at the head of the valley. The first alpine huts are just above the lake shore, and here you are already in the Stelvio National Park. All around, the three-thousand-metre peaks of the Ultimo Mountains, which form a foothill of the Ortles group, tower majestically. This is a grandiose hiking area with numerous mountain lakes that have such resonant names as Covolo Lakes, a hiking destination above the Malga Kühberg Alm, and Lake Seefeld. Mountain bikers, hikers and ski tourers in winter have found the ideal spot…

At the bottom of the valley, the well-known Val d'Ultimo Farm Trail leads you through the valley, past the beautiful farmhouses with their traditional shingle roofs. It stretches on the sunny side into the valley as far as the famous ancient larches and the visitor centre of the Stelvio National Park in the Lahner Säge sawmill. In winter, the range of activities is complemented by the Schwemmalm, which extends above Pracupola. Dominik Paris' home ski area can now be reached directly from Pracupola by the new cable car.

By the way, a special topic in the Val d'Ultimo are the tasty sweet krapfen. These widely known "Ultner Krapfen" are filled with poppy seeds and baked in hot oil. Still today, they are made by the farmers' wives and offered on occasions such as the traditional Krapfenbetteln (krapfen begging), as well as served at weddings or at the big annual events: You can taste them at the South Tyrolean Krapfen Festival held in Pracupola at the beginning of September, as well as at the big Pracupola Market a few weeks later.

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