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Santa Valpurga (Sankt Walburg) Alpine Trail

Ultimo (Ulten)
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Informationen zur Tour Santa Valpurga (Sankt Walburg) Alpine Trail

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  • Duration
    6:30 h
  • Distance
    14.0km
  • Altitude
    900 m
  • Altitude
    900 m
  • Max. height
    1949 m
This high trail goes from the Seegrubenalm to the Spitzneralm alpine pastures; it runs along the shady side of the Val d'Ultimo (Ultental) Valley, much of it through dense woods.

Directions


Ascent: From Santa Valpurga (St.Walburg) in Ultimo (Ulten) at 1,131 metres, access the valley along the valley road for about 20 minutes, until you reach the dam of Zoggler Stausee Reservoir (1,093 m, bus stop); cross the causeway to the southern side of the valley, and continue into the valley along a broad riverside path until Trail No. 20 branches off to the left; continue through the woods up this path, which is quite steep, to Seegrubenalm alpine farm (1,916 m); about 2.5 hours from Santa Valpurga. High Trail: from the Seegrubenalm alpine farm, follow Trail No. 23, which is a mostly flat trail across steep forested slopes. Head east over to some mountain huts situated in a small small clearing in the forest: Pfandlalm (1,838 m; 1 hour; you can cut the hike short here and return to Santa Valpurga: Trail M 21). From there, head east across the steep forested slopes again, twice over steps, shortly up and down, and finally a mostly flat crossing to the mountain huts of Spitzneralm alpine pastures, which are situated on a grassy ridge at 1,847 metres; about 2 hours from Seegrubenalm. Descent: from Spitzneralm, stay on Trail M22, along a footpath through the forest, which only crosses the forest road but doesn’t stay with it. You go briefly through meadows and then in the woods down to the valley and across a bridge (1,031 m) then onto a little street (Trail M 22) for a bit, until you reach Santa Valpurga; 2 hours from Spitzneralm.

Starting point

Santa Valpurga (St. Walburg)/Ultimo (Ulten)

Target point

Santa Valpurga (St. Walburg)/Ultimo (Ulten)

Parking

Parking area at Santa Valpurga  (St. Walburg)

Public transportation

On the train to Merano/Maia Bassa (Meran/Untermais)  and then on the bus to Santa Valpurga (St. Walburg)

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