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European E5 Long-Distance Trail
Expand your boundaries on the King’s Segment of the E5
European E5 Long-Distance Trail

European E5 Long-Distance Trail

Expand your boundaries on the King’s Segment of the E5

The European E5 long-distance hiking trail extends from the Atlantic coast in France across the Alps all the way down to Venice. The Alpine crossing is a highlight of the entire trail and has been named the King’s Segment. It is a truly epic trek for seasoned and fit hikers that are not afraid of heights.

The King's Segment goes from the Braunschweiger Hut to the Ötztal valley and across the Timmelsjoch pass to Moos in Passeier in Italy. It can be hiked in two or three days. The Ötztal part of the trail takes you through high Alpine terrain with spectacular views of glaciers and majestic peaks, followed by the impressive stone landscapes of the Timmeltal valley. After crossing the Timmelsjoch pass, you wander down along the valleys, waterfalls and mountain brooks of the beautiful Passeiertal valley as the landscape becomes gentler and wider.

Since September 2018, the individual starting points for the E5 have been equipped with special stone steles offering orientation and information. Along the trail, “boundary stones” with inspiring quotes encourage you to also let your mind wander and reflect on the topic of boundaries. At the Timmelsjoch border crossing, you can record your thoughts in a logbook.
These recent trail enhancements were made in conjunction with an Austro-Italian cross-border project conducted by the municipality of Moos in Passeier and Ötztal Tourismus. The project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020.
ORIGINAL ROUTE
E5 SEGMENT: BRAUNSCHWEIGER HUT TO ZWIESELSTEIN (ORIGINAL ROUTE)
difficult, Long-Distance Hiking Trails
E5 SEGMENT: BRAUNSCHWEIGER HUT TO ZWIESELSTEIN (ORIGINAL ROUTE)
This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the ...
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E5 SEGMENT: ZWIESELSTEIN TO MOOS IN PASSEIER (ORIGINAL ROUTE)
difficult, Long-Distance Hiking Trails
E5 SEGMENT: ZWIESELSTEIN TO MOOS IN PASSEIER (ORIGINAL ROUTE)
This is a technically easy segment of the E5. However, it is long and strenuous with lots of vertical metres. The trail follows the Gurgler Ache ...
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ALTERNTATIVE ROUTE
E5 SEGMENT: BRAUNSCHWEIGER HUT TO VENT (ALTERNTATIVE ROUTE)
difficult, Long-Distance Hiking Trails
E5 SEGMENT: BRAUNSCHWEIGER HUT TO VENT (ALTERNTATIVE ROUTE)
This particularly challenging segment of the trail starts at the Braunschweiger Hut (2,758 m) with a rather steep and difficult ascent to the ...
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E5 SEGMENT: VENT TO OBERGURGL (ALTERNATIVE ROUTE)
difficult, Long-Distance Hiking Trails
E5 SEGMENT: VENT TO OBERGURGL (ALTERNATIVE ROUTE)
This E5 segment in high-alpine terrain is physically challenging and full of scenic highlights. Starting in the mountaineering village of Vent, a ...
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E5 SEGMENT: OBERGURGL TO MOOS IN PASSEIER (ALTERNATIVE ROUTE)
difficult, Long-Distance Hiking Trails
E5 SEGMENT: OBERGURGL TO MOOS IN PASSEIER (ALTERNATIVE ROUTE)
Obergurgl is the starting point for this alternative route. Walk across beautiful slopes full of alpine roses as the trail steadily climbs to the ...
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E5 European Long-Distance Hiking Trail