Skiing South Tyrol

Go on a very special holiday in Santa Gertrude, the highest-situated village of the Ulten hiking valley.


Your holiday in Santa Gertrude - South Tyrol

Surrounded by a unique countryside, high mountain pastures and the crests of the south-eastern mountain tops of the Ortles Group, Santa Gertrude is situated 1,501m above sea level and 31km from the entrance of the valley near Lana. The picturesque little village with its ancient homesteads and a small church is the perfect starting point for enjoyable hiking tours in Val d'Ultimo up to the Stelvio National Park. During your hiking holiday in Santa Gertrude you will definitely relish peace and quiet and enjoy relaxed days in fresh mountain air in the midst of a hikers' paradise which offers a whole feast of hiking possibilities and natural wonders. Whatever activities you choose to participate in, you will most definitely be in good hands in the hotels in Santa Gertrude and the bed and breakfasts in Santa Gertrude. Your hosts bid you a warm welcome!

Enjoy hiking tours and explore natural wonders during your holiday in Santa Gertrude

Welcome to Val d'Ultimo, a veritable haven for hikers! Santa Gertrude offers a wide array of rambling possibilities and attractions for your hiking South Tyrol. From Santa Gertrude, a 6km long road leads to Fontana Bianca (1,885m), in the heart of the highest mountains of Val d'Ultimo in the Stelvio National Park, near the Ortles region. From Fontana Bianca, numerous signposted hiking trails will lead you through beautiful mountain pastures and to crystal clear mountain ponds. During your hiking holiday in Santa Gertrude you can also set out for high alpine rambling tours to Val di Montechiesa as well as to Val di and Val di Rabbi. The traditional Malga dei Pini, situated 2,034m above sea level, invites you to hiking in South Tyrol before recharging your batteries with dumplings, bacon or mountain cheese. Once you have finished your little snack, you will continue on a small hiking path to the idyllic Lake Pesce before descending to Lake Fontana Bianca. We recommend the hiking trail along the Ultimo homesteads, which leads through the quiet forest of Santa Valpurga to San Nicolo and Santa Gertrude and is a perfect rambling route for your family holiday in Santa Gertrude. During your holiday in Santa Gertrude you shouldn't miss out on a leisurely hike to the famous Ultner Urlärchen, the centuries-old larches of Val d'Ultimo near Santa Gertrude. The larch trees are over 2,000 years old; 8.20m wide and 28m high, they are said to be the oldest conifers of Europe. Moreover, this impressive natural monument is a protected UNESCO world natural heritage site.

Cultural and sportive offers during your holiday in Val d'Ultimo

During your holiday in Santa Gertrude you should not miss out on visiting the National Park's visitors' centre. Located at the entrance of the village, it is one of four visitors' centres of the Stelvio National Park, each of which offer an exhibition dedicated to a typical local topic. Once you visit the Lahnersäge visitors' centre in Santa Gertrude during your hiking holiday in Val d'Ultimo, you will gain an insight into the world of the forest with its protective and profitable functions. The Lahnersäge is a restored, water-driven saw where you can experience how a tree trunk is cut into shelves. A hiking holiday in Santa Gertrude also offers an extensive cultural programme, including a visit to the Ultimo Valley Museum in San Nicolo, where you will gain an interesting insight into rural culture and ancient folk art. Experience the fascinating beauty of the surroundings of Santa Gertrude during exciting cycling tours or an adventurous mountain bike tour through a mountain pasture. Moreover, the region offers excellent conditions for enjoyable Nordic Walking tours in South Tyrol. Your stress-free family holiday in Santa Gertrude will most definitely not be boring if you spend enjoyable hours in the outdoor pool in Santa Valpurga. Santa Gertrude is the perfect holiday village for your summer and winter holiday in South Tyrol. In the winter, Val d'Ultimo is a real winter wonderland, and thus the perfect scenery for your winter holiday in South Tyrol. Relax from your day-to-day stress and hectic life during romantic winter hikes and horse-drawn sleigh rides, or while ice skating in Pracupola or tobogganing in Santa Valpurga. The nearby Schwemmalm ski resort also offers great opportunities for exciting snowboarding and skiing in South Tyrol. Have fun in the snow while enjoying a panoramic view of the surrounding mountain peaks of the Ortles Massive, many of which are more than 3,000m high.

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