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European Long-Distance Trail E5, Meran 2000 to Jenesien

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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
Distance 19.8 km
5:20 h
297 m
1,133 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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
2,084 m
Lowest point
1,101 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.683260, 11.282080
DMS
46°40'59.7"N 11°16'55.5"E
UTM
32T 674516 5172496
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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/Merano - Bolzano/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 Meran, ascent with the Merano 2000 funicular
  • parking place in Falzeben in Hafling, ascent with the Falzeben cable car

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

Coordinates

DD
46.683260, 11.282080
DMS
46°40'59.7"N 11°16'55.5"E
UTM
32T 674516 5172496
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.8 km
Duration
5:20 h
Ascent
297 m
Descent
1,133 m

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