Hiking through Passeier Valley
The E5 (Constance – Bozen – Venice) is one of the special European routes. Almost all of the route is an Alpine route and is marked most of the way as E5. This part of the route describes the part from the Austrian / Italian border at the Timmelsjoch through the Passeier Valley to Bozen.
The way is marked always well and crosses a nature protected zone of full fascinations. This way was already committed by the smugglers.
ROUTE: Timmelsjoch – Moos – St. Leonhard
Starting at Timmelsjoch, on the north side of the Nature Park Texelgroup, you follow a wide path and then turn right onto the E5 which descends steeply into the Timmels Valley until the bridge "Timmelsbrücke", directly on the road. Carry on along the right hand side of the valley until you reach the place Schönau and then the village of Rabenstein. Keep on the right hand side for another 20 minutes and then cross over to the other side. Repeat this two more times. From Rabenstein to Moos, the main village in the Hinterpasseier, it will take you about 2 hours. From Moos, first follow the main road towards St. Leonhard and then, after the first tunnel, turn left onto the forest pathway which will take you to the hamlet of Stuls in about 1 hour. After the Silberhütthöhe (1283m), a prehistoric find, the path goes on down to Glaiten. The E5 goes directly into the centre of St. Leonhard in Passeier.
Day Tour – total walking time: approx. 7,5 hours
Day Tour – total walking time: approx. 6 hours
Day Tour – total walking time: approx. 5-6 hours