Tour the Eastern Alps on the E5 route

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Oberstdorf / Naturno
  • Distance 80 km / 50 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    June - August
  • Price From $1,439

Overview

This will be the ideal route to discover the vastness and beauty of the Eastern Alps, as you walk along a path that crosses Germany and Austria, and on into Italy. 

  • Delight in the magnificent landscapes and get to know the history of these charming lands.
  • Walk from cabin to cabin and experience the mountain lifestyle.
  • Walk along a stretch of the famous E5 route, starting in the German village of Oberstdorf, and ending in Merano, in the province of Bolzano, northern Italy.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 evening meals
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service on days 3, 5 and 7
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified meals
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To reach the starting point of this walking holiday in the Eastern Alps, you can take a train to Oberstdorf from Munich Airport (2h30m), Stuttgart (3h) or Zurich (4h).

    At the end of your trip, you can head to Venice, Milan or Munich airports.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you be in good physical condition and have experience in alpine walking to make the most of this trip.

    This route has a high level of difficulty, as the terrain is rocky, partially or completely covered with snow and the climate is changeable. There will be sections of this route where you will have to make use of ropes to help you up and down.

    The walks have a daily duration ranging from 6 to 9 hours, with ascents and descents between 1,000 and 1,500 metres and the maximum height you will reach on this route is 2,995 metres above sea level.

    Yes, we will transfer the luggage between the accommodation according to the itinerary. Each person will be able to take an item of 20 kg (45 lbs), but we will not be able to give you this service every day, due to the mountainous terrain, so we would recommend carrying what you need in your daily backpack.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.