The wolly fellows are not only handsome to look at. The alpaca’s wool has some very valuable characteristics and can be processed into many useful products. The Sturm family from Ritzenried, a small village in the Pitztal valley, keeps alpacas on their ecofarm since 2016. In the meantime the herd has grown. Ten stallions and nine mares live on the farm. As the family also breeds alpacas, the herd is about to grow in the future.
Together with the Sturm family we offer alpaca trekking once per week in the Biohotel Stillebach. A wonderful experience, not only for kids 🙂
once per week, prior registration at the Biohotel required
1 – 2 persons: 25.00 Euro per person
3 – 4 persons: 15.00 Euro per person
The alpaca is a camel kind and is native in the highlands of the South American Andes. They are breeded mainly because of their wool. The wool consists of fine fibres wich are warming in winter and cooling in summer. Compared to sheep’s wool it is three to five times warmer and has a very low fat content. It’s perfectly suited to allergy sufferers.
You can find alpacas in 16 different colors. The wool fibre is pretty dirt-repellent and needs to be cleaned less often. Because of its low fat content alpaca’s wool can be processed almost without adding any chemicals. The shearing takes place once per year before the hot summer begins.