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European Long-Distance Trail E5, Meraner Hütte Mountain Hut to San Genesio

Long distance hiking trail · Meranerland · closed
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Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • Panoramic view - Kreuzjoch
    / Panoramic view - Kreuzjoch
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000 | AH, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • Panoramic view from the European Long-Distance Footpath
    / Panoramic view from the European Long-Distance Footpath
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000 | Laurin Moser, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
Map / European Long-Distance Trail E5, Meraner Hütte Mountain Hut to San Genesio
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closed
moderate
19.9 km
6:00 h
357 m
1202 m

The European Long-Distance Hiking Trail E5 leads from Lake Constance to the Adriatic Sea. One of the safest and most beautiful sections is from Merano 2000 to San Genesio/Jenesien.

Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2084 m
Lowest point
1101 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point for this stage is the Kirchsteiger Alm Mountain Hut (1,945m) or the Meraner Hütte Mountain Hut (1,960 m) on Merano 2000. Following the Long Distance Hiking Trail E5 – marked no. 4, the ascent leads first up to the Spieler and the Kreuzjöchl plateaus and snakes its way up to the highest point of the hike at 2,086 m. A viewing platform provides a 360° panorama of the surrounding Dolomites, the Sarntal Alps, the Texelgruppe and Brenta mountain ranges, and the Ortler region. Continue further across the plateau towards the Auener Jöchl and then down to the Möltner Kaser Mountain Hut. The descent is via the Möltner Joch plateau to Schermoos. Follow the E5 signs across the Salten meadow of larches to San Genesio/Jenesien.

Getting there

On the MEBO (Highway Bolzano–Merano) you reach the slip road signposted MERANO SUD, follow the road to Merano, then on the right hand side in direction to Avelengo/Hafling.

Two possibilities to reach the summit station:

  • parking place in Val di Nova/Naiftal in Merano, ascent with the Cable Car Merano 2000
  • parking place in Falzeben in Avelengo/Hafling, ascent with the Falzeben Cable Car

From the summit station of the cable car follow way no. 18A to the starting point.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
357 m
Descent
1202 m

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