Ulten Farm Trail

Ulten Farm Trail, Ultimo: Address, Phone Number, Ulten Farm Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Ulten Farm Trail
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Brun066
By Brun066
Rewarding experience from the point of view of the contact both with nature and with local culture
Feb 2017
This tourist route has been designed both for summer and for winter walking, and we precisely made the path on winter, in a February day rather cloudly. But even so, it was fascinating: imagine what it would be in a sunny day! We reached the trail by public transport, having our seven-days, high value South Tyrol "Mobilcard": according to the admirable local system of public transportation, typically there is a bus (the no. 245 line) every hour from and to Merano railway station, running through the whole Val d'Ultimo / Ultental. Got off at Pracupola / Kuppelwies bus stop, we easily spotted, at the lower station of the Schwemmalm cable car, the path marked "Ultenhöfeweg", and we followed it up to St. Gertrude (about 8 kms). The route can be divided into three stretches: narrow, winding, and surrounded by a thick forest in the middle (just north of St. Nicholas), on wider, mostly dirt roads, sometimes even paved (but with almost no traffic) in the first and last stretches. At times It has been necessary to be very careful because of the ice on the ground (but we had our hiking poles) Everywhere the path is more or less scenic; but in the wooded part you don't meet höfe (farms), while in the other two stretches you do. The farms are the element that, in addition to naming the trail, are very much part of the charm of the itinerary, surely cultural rather than purely natural. On some older farms the year of construction (or reconstruction) is marked: the oldest date we've seen is around 1840. But even if the farms are not so old, they are still striking, as they tell us about a mountain which, by means of the hard farmers' work, is well alive and productive. Particularly striking was the meeting, immediately after St. Nicholas, with a couple of young farmers with a beautiful stable of impressive Tyrolean breed sheeps, that have allowed us the entry into the stable (my wife tried also the excitement to keep in her arms a two-days born kid). And just after the wooded stretch, an elderly farmer liked to tell us, in a poignant Italian language learned in school many years ago, the story of his family. In short, this trail was rewarding from the point of view of the contact both with nature and with local culture.

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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,135 contributions
Rewarding experience from the point of view of the contact both with nature and with local culture
Feb 2017 • Couples
This tourist route has been designed both for summer and for winter walking, and we precisely made the path on winter, in a February day rather cloudly. But even so, it was fascinating: imagine what it would be in a sunny day!
We reached the trail by public transport, having our seven-days, high value South Tyrol "Mobilcard": according to the admirable local system of public transportation, typically there is a bus (the no. 245 line) every hour from and to Merano railway station, running through the whole Val d'Ultimo / Ultental.
Got off at Pracupola / Kuppelwies bus stop, we easily spotted, at the lower station of the Schwemmalm cable car, the path marked "Ultenhöfeweg", and we followed it up to St. Gertrude (about 8 kms).
The route can be divided into three stretches: narrow, winding, and surrounded by a thick forest in the middle (just north of St. Nicholas), on wider, mostly dirt roads, sometimes even paved (but with almost no traffic) in the first and last stretches.
At times It has been necessary to be very careful because of the ice on the ground (but we had our hiking poles)
Everywhere the path is more or less scenic; but in the wooded part you don't meet höfe (farms), while in the other two stretches you do. The farms are the element that, in addition to naming the trail, are very much part of the charm of the itinerary, surely cultural rather than purely natural.
On some older farms the year of construction (or reconstruction) is marked: the oldest date we've seen is around 1840. But even if the farms are not so old, they are still striking, as they tell us about a mountain which, by means of the hard farmers' work, is well alive and productive.
Particularly striking was the meeting, immediately after St. Nicholas, with a couple of young farmers with a beautiful stable of impressive Tyrolean breed sheeps, that have allowed us the entry into the stable (my wife tried also the excitement to keep in her arms a two-days born kid). And just after the wooded stretch, an elderly farmer liked to tell us, in a poignant Italian language learned in school many years ago, the story of his family.
In short, this trail was rewarding from the point of view of the contact both with nature and with local culture.
Written 28 February 2017
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marleen1949
Antwerp, Belgium47 contributions
Nice walking
Jul 2016 • Family
The first day in Ultental ,you have to discover the villages, the nature and the heart of this countryside. The Ultner Hofeweg gives you a good information and picture of this very quiet ,nice valley. Perfect first trip and walk!
Written 21 July 2016
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