San Nicolò

San Nicolò is set at 1,256 m above sea level at the heart of the beautiful Ulten Valley and is the ideal holiday resort for your hiking holiday in the Ulten Valley.


Holiday in San Nicolò- South Tyrol

Nestled in a beautiful setting of Italy Tour, surrounded by dense forests, lush green meadows and the impressive mountain peaks of the south-eastern Ortles Group, Val d'Ultimo, with its traditional homesteads and idyllic little churches, offers a wide array of relaxing hiking tours in South Tyrol. Whatever activities you choose to participate in, leisurely walks along the valley or more challenging rambling tours through wide mountain pastures and past crystal-clear mountain ponds - your holiday in San Nicolo will most definitely be an unforgettable one. Explore the wide range of hiking possibilities in Val d'Ultimo and enjoy peace, quiet and relaxation as well as the South Tyrolean cordiality and hospitality in one of the hotels in San Nicolo and the bed and breakfasts in San Nicolo.

Hiking holidays in Val d'Ultimo between mountain pastures and ponds

Due to its ideal location in the heart of Val d'Ultimo, San Nicolo is the perfect starting point for exciting hiking tours in South Tyrol. During your hiking holiday in San Nicolo you will enjoy a whole feast of leisurely walks and enjoyable hiking tours. A walk along the Ultimo path along the traditional homesteads, starting in Pracupola and leading to San Nicolo and Santa Gertrude is perfect for your stress-free family holiday in San Nicolo. Set out for a romantic hiking tour along the so-called Way of the Cross (5 km), which will lead you through the wood to the church of San Maurizio, a little gothic church which is located on a hillside and is said to be the oldest church of the whole valley. From San Nicolo you will reach the Schwemmalm ski resort after a 4km walk, which also offers a wide array of wonderful rambling possibilities for your hiking holiday in Val d'Ultimo. Why not go for a hiking tour to the Innerschwemm or Außerschwemm pastures before recharging your batteries with a hearty Marende snack with mountain cheese and bacon, served in one of the cosy mountain cabins. More experienced hikers will have their fill when they set out for a high alpine rambling tour to Cima Olmi (2,656m), from where you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Without a doubt, one highlight of every holiday in San Nicolo definitely is a hiking tour to the famous Ultner Urlärchen, the ancient larches near Santa Gertrude. The larch trees are over 2,000 years old, 8,20m wide and 28m high. Moreover, this impressive natural monument is a UNESCO world natural heritage site.

Enjoy a diverse cultural and leisure programme during your holiday in San Nicolo

One of the cultural highlights of your holiday in San Nicolo is a visit to the Ultimo Valley Museum in San Nicolo, where you will gain an insight into the farmers' culture and ancient folk art of Val d'Ultimo. There you will also explore the local fauna and learn more about golden eagles, bears and mountain cocks. The gothic church of Saint Nicolo and the Thurnerhof homestead, situated on a hill above the church, with its mysterious stone figures on the wall, the meaning of which has not yet been explored, are definitely worth a visit during your hiking holiday in San Nicolo. Your cultural programme during your holiday in Val d'Ultimo would not be complete without a visit to the Lahnersäge National Park visitors' centre in Santa Gertrude, where you will gain an insight into the world of the forest with its protective and profitable functions. The Lahnersäge is an ancient saw where you can experience how a tree trunk is cut into shelves. In the summer, you will enjoy a whole feast of leisure activities during your hiking holiday in San Nicolo: wonderful cycling tours, challenging mountain bike tours through mountain pastures or enjoyable Nordic Walking in South Tyrol. Moreover, fun for the young and old is guaranteed if you spend a day in the outdoor pool of Santa Valpurga. In the winter, you can take advantage of an exciting leisure programme during your winter holiday in South Tyrol. We invite you to relax and relish peace and quiet during romantic winter hikes and horse-drawn carriage rides, have fun in the snow on the ice-skating rink in Pracupola or on the toboggan run in Santa Valpurga or enjoy the winter wonderland on the pistes of the Schwemmalm ski resort, which is located only 4km from San Nicolo.

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