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Long Distance Hiking

European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier (original route)

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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difficult
Distance 21.3 km
9:00 h
1,130 m
1,570 m
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 river across beautiful meadows before turning and gently climbing into the Timmelstal valley, where it eventually meets the burbling Timmelsbach brook. You will soon reach the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, follow it for a while, and then turn onto a trail again, which will lead you across sparse sheep pastures and rocky slopes up to the Timmelsjoch pass. Record your thoughts and experiences in the logbook at the pass. A special embossing stamp will help you remember this moment. The Pass Museum is certainly worth a visit, as is the new Timmel_Transit_Museum. The museums as well as a walkway with viewing platform, a smuggler sculpture, a telescope and a beautiful garnet are part of the Timmelsjoch experience. They embody the heritage of the iconic 50-year-old Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road.

Once you pass the Timmelsjoch, you will enter the Texel Group Nature Park, walking down along the valleys, waterfalls and mountain brooks of the beautiful Passeiertal valley as the landscape becomes gentler and wider. Follow the narrow path past cattle herds and impressive stone walls and feel the historic significance this trail once had for smugglers and cattle drovers. The route will take you to the pretty village of Rabenstein and then through a rather narrow valley to Moos in Passeier.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,492 m
Lowest point
1,014 m

Rest Stop

Restaurant Timmelsjoch

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.939563, 11.027351
DMS
46°56'22.4"N 11°01'38.5"E
UTM
32T 654302 5200443
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Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

The Ötztal is a southern side valley of the Inn valley. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Coordinates

DD
46.939563, 11.027351
DMS
46°56'22.4"N 11°01'38.5"E
UTM
32T 654302 5200443
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Lenzenalm
  • Sahnestüberl
  • Zwieselstein/Bodenegg - Sölden
  • Snackstation Bodenegg
  • Cross-country track Zwieselstein - Sölden
  • Nederkogl
  • Kühtrainschlucht Trail (664)
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.3 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1,130 m
Descent
1,570 m

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