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Long distance hiking trail

European Long-Distance Trail E5, Merano 2000 to Jenesien

Long distance hiking trail · Meraner Land
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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, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • Panoramic view - Kreuzjoch
    / Panoramic view - Kreuzjoch
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000 | AH, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
  • / European Long-Distance Hiking Trail E5
    Photo: Tourismusverein Hafling - Vöran - Meran 2000, Hafling-Voeran-Meran 2000
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moderate
19.9 km
5:20 h
297 m
1133 m

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

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 Meran 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 Jenesien.

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Getting there

Coming from both directions of the freeway Meran - Bozen (MEBO), take the exit of Meran Süd/Merano Sud and follow directions towards Meran first, to then turn right towards Hafling

Two possibilities to reach the summit station:

  • parking place in Naiftal/ Val di Nova in Merano, ascent with the Merano 2000 funicular
  • parking place in Falzeben in Hafling/ Avelengo, 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
5:20h
Ascent
297 m
Descent
1133 m

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