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Bozen, Burggrafenamt
Bozen, Jenesien, Mölten, Sarntal, Hafling
Tschögglberg/Sarntaler Alpen / Sarntal/Etschtal

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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Town, village
Other locality

Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
B27 Bozen / Bolzano » Meraner Hütte / Rifugio Merano
  |   6h55   |   27.5 km   |   3250 m   |   1556 m

Jenesien (1,100m) can be reached from Bolzano via cable car. From, the village of Jenesien, follow the approx. 20km track to the stage destination on Meran 2000, mainly on the European long-distance trail E5, which runs along the entire high ridge of the Tschögglberg. Refreshments along the way can be enjoyed at the Edelweiss and Langfenn inns and at the Möltner meadow.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Bozen / Bolzano
266 m
| A  3 km / 0h45
Bozen (Seilbahnstation) / Bolzano (funivie)
300 m
|   2.5 km / 0h00
Jenesien (Seilbahnstation) / S. Genesio (funivie)
1089 m
| ACD  3.5 km / 1h05
Gasthof Edelweiss
1351 m
| BC  5.5 km / 1h30
Gasthaus Langfenn / Rifugio Lavenna
1527 m
| BC  1 km / 0h15
1450 m
| BCD  5 km / 1h30
Möltner Kaser / Kasera di Meltina
1763 m
| CD  7 km / 1h50
Meraner Hütte / Rifugio Merano
1960 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Long distance trails: E5 (Bodensee-Adria) and "Sarner Hufeisentour" (Sarntal Alps trail).
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 53 Meran und Umgebung ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 034 und 011 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
  • WKS 1 ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Lexikon 53 Meran und Umgebung ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-059-2)
  • Lexikon 54 Bozen ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-061-4)
  • Wanderführer Rund um Bozen ~ Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4290-7)
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)

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  • Socrate Georgiades - 2019-09-06
    Décidé de nous arrêter dans la ferme auberge de
    Très bon accueil, eau chaude à volonté et beau décor. On est en plein Tyrol, à quelques heures de marche de l'Autriche et certains ici ne parlent pas du tout italien.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Decide to stop us in the farmhouse hostel Very welcome, hot water at will and beautiful scenery. We are in the middle of the Tyrol, a few hours walk from Austria and some here do not speak Italian at all.
  • Socrate Georgiades - 2019-09-06
    Attention à ne pas se tromper de télécabine. Le premier qu'on rencontre à Bolzano nous emmène à Oberbozen et non pas à Jenesien. Mais ce télécabine qui ne coûte que 6 CHF vaut vraiment le détour. Au dessus de Dorf Tyrol, le chemin qui longe la falaise est mémorable, sublime!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Be careful not to go wrong with a gondola. The first one we meet in Bolzano takes us to Oberbozen and not to Jenesien. But this gondola that costs only 6 CHF is really worth seeing. Above Dorf Tyrol, the path along the cliff is memorable, sublime!
  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-19
    Longue étape avec peu de dénivelé, qui se déroule dans les bois, puis au milieu d'alpages bien séparés par des barrières en bois, et enfin sur de vastes espaces de landes herbeuses et de paturages. Attention aux orages sur les crètes !
    Le Rifugio Merano est un gite offrant des prestations de grande qualité.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Long stage with low gradient, which takes place in the woods and then to the well separated by wooden barriers alpine environment, and finally over large areas of moorland and grassy pastures. Beware of thunderstorms over the ridges! Rifugio Merano is a cottage offering high quality services.
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-25
    Monaco - Trieste
    Great location for bivouac near Moltner meadow

    For people avoiding cable cars it takes about 1h30 to walk down to Bolzano from Jenesien (mostly on road, steeply down)

    The campingplatz in Bolzano is way off the Via Alpina, tourist office by the main place
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-10-16
    This is an absolutely lovely stage, crossing high mountain meadows with splendid views. Meraner hut is very comfortable: more like a 'pension' than a true mtn hut.
  • Lighthiker - 2010-05-17
    Es gibt auch einen Bus hinauf nach Jenesien, der früher als die Seilbahn vom Busbahnhof in Bozen aus startet.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    There is also a bus up to Jenesien that starts earlier than the cable car from the bus station in Bolzano.
Last update : 2009-12-03