+ THE MOST FAMOUS ALPINE CROSSING
+ PERFECTLY ORGANIZED WITH PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
+ SMALL GROUPS WITH 6 TO 7 PARTICIPANTS
The E5 from Oberstdorf to Merano is considered the most famous hike in the Alps. The route offers no technical problems and leads mostly on good hiking trails. The daily stages can be mastered even by averagely trained hikers and mountaineers. Nevertheless, the daily challenge of up to 7 hours of hiking (pure walking time) remains. The trail is characterized by numerous ascents and descents, but also by unique views of ever new mountains and peaks in the south and well-known peaks along the already "walked" E5 in the north.
Enjoy one of the dream trails of the Alps from north to south in small groups (6 to 8 people per mountain hiking guide) and with perfect organization. For even more enjoyment and experience, the luggage can be transported on some stages.
Program and process
From Oberstdorf to Spielmannsau and ascent through the steep Sperrbachtobel to Kemptener Hütte (1846m).
Ascent 850hm / time 3h
Over Mädelejoch (1973 m) and through Höhlenbachtal to Holzgau in Lechtal. Short cab transfer and ascent to the Memminger Hut (2242 m).
Ascent 950hm / descent 850hm / time 5,5h
Over the Seescharte and through the Lochbach valley to Zams in the Inn valley. Spectacular overnight stay at the Venet summit hut (2211m).
Ascent 450hm / descent 1850Hm / time 6-7h
Via the Krahberg (2208m) and the Galflun Alm to Wenns in the Pitztal valley. Bus transfer to Mittelberg and panoramic ascent along the Mittelbergferner to the Braunschweiger Hütte (2760 m).
Ascent 1000hm / descent 1100hm / time 6h
From the Braunschweiger hut we go up to the Rettenbachjöchl (2988 m). Continue over the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers to Vent and continue in a final final ascent to the Martin Busch hut (2501 m).
Ascent 1000hm / descent 1100hm / time 6h
Over increasingly narrow paths, finally over scree and snow to the Similaun Hut (3019 m), descent to South Tyrol and transfer to Merano. Rest from the exertions of the past days in the hotel.
Ascent 500hm / descent 1200hm / time 5,5h
Return journey to Oberstdorf.
Change of program
All courses and tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the VIVALPIN Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adjustment of the approved tour program is possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participants. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
In the afternoon of the last tour day return in Oberstdorf
At least 6 participants (if less than 6 people, surcharge by arrangement)
At 10.00 am at the train station Oberstdorf, main entrance south (at the "Wilden Männle" fountain)
Getting there by car
Via A7 to Kempten (Allgäu) and further via B19 to Oberstdorf.
Getting there by public transport
Take the train to Oberstdorf train station
Huts, mountain inns - overnight stay in camps and 1x hotel - overnight stay in double rooms
- 1200 Hm
- 1800 Hm
On the daily stages you can expect up to 1200m and 5h in the ascent and up to 1800m in the descent. Prerequisite for the alpine crossing Oberstdorf Meran are surefootedness and fitness for hikes with up to 7h (pure walking time) with about 8 kg luggage. The route is technically easy without climbing passages. There are easy and moderately difficult mountain paths to walk.
In the company of a mountain guide, the route is also manageable for sure-footed newcomers with the appropriate condition.
Good preparation is half the battle for hikes lasting several days: Get used to your mountain boots and to carrying a backpack. The best way to practice this is on hikes with comparable altitude differences.
5x overnight stay with half board in huts
1x overnight stay with half board in hotel
3x taxi/ bus transfer
1x cable car ride
1x return transfer to Oberstdorf by bus
3x backpack transport
Luggage transfer to Merano
Sea to Summit daypack
Snacks & Drinks
Travel cancellation insurance if required