Hike E5 Crossing The Alps: Martin Busch Hut - Vernagt - Meran in the Tyrolean Oberland: Position on map

Hike E5 Crossing The Alps: Martin Busch Hut - Vernagt - Meran

Similaun, Vernagt, Meran

E5 Crossing The Alps: Martin Busch Hut -...


Min: 6040 ft
Max: 10489 ft
Uphill: 2854 ft
Downhill: 5033 ft
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Distance: 7.65 miles
Duration:5 h
Start:Martin Busch Hut
Finish:Catchement lake Vernagt, Bus to Meran
Min: 6040 ft
Max: 10489 ft
Uphill: 2854 ft
Downhill: 5033 ft

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Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only

Route description

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Having reached the famous Martin-Busch-Hut while hiking the previuos stage, this is your chance to rest and relax while enjoying the hut's sun deck. The imminent trail is the last stage of the E5 classic long-distance trail from Oberstdorf to Meran across the Alps. As you have made it through all previous stages of the hiking trail, you crossed the border of both Austria and Italy and the incredible mountain views have probably left an unforgettable and lasting impression.

During this stage you should have a break at the Similaun Hut, which is located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters. As soon as you have descended to the Vernagt Reservoir, hop on the bus to your final destination, the city of Meran.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 7 miles on this moderate trail. The average length of all hikes in Tyrol is 9 miles.
  • Elevated between 6040 ft and 10489 ft, the hike is among the 3 highest elevated hikes in Austria. You're facing an uphill climb of 870 vertical meters on this hike.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.


Martin Busch Hütte - Hüttenwirt Johann und Michael Scheiber
Haus Nr. 34
A – 6458
Phone00 43/52 54/81 30
Fax00 43/52 54/81 30 50
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