Across the Eastern Alps: E5: The E5 from Lake Constance to Verona
By: Gillian Price (author)Paperback
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From Lake Constance in Germany, this guidebook describes walking the E5 trek that runs 600km in 30 days through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to its destination at Verona. It traverses the Allgauer, Lechtaler and Otztaler Alps. Passes as high as 2900m above sea level are crossed en route to the northern Italian city of Bolzano. Gentler gradients follow as the E5 bears south parallel to the mighty Adige river through the Lagorai, Pasubio and Lessini groups finally arriving at Verona, romantic city par excellence. A well-organised network of alpine refuges and cosy guesthouses welcome walkers along the route, and convenient transport links make it possible to join or leave the trek at virtually every stage to fit in with individual holiday needs. The route, which can easily be split into smaller stages, also visits spectacular geological sites and First World War remains.
Gillian Price has trekked in Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountains of Italy to write a series of outstanding Cicerone guides. Gill is a member of the Italian Alpine Club and Outdoor Writers' Guild.
CONTENTS Introduction Summary of the E5 Walking the E5 Highlights for Shorter Holidays When to Go Weathe To and From the E5 Local Transport How to Use this Guidebook Dos and Don'ts Maps What to Take Telephoning Emergencies Currency Accommodation Food and Drink Wildlife Flowers Further Reading Part One Lake Constance to Bozen Stage 1 Constance to Arbon Stage 2 Arbon to Rheineck Stage 3 Rheineck to Lingenau Stage 4 Lingenau to Staufnerhaus Stage 5 Staufnerhaus to Gunzesried Stage 6 Gunzesried to Kemptnerhutte Stage 7 Kemptnerhutte to Memmingerhutte Stage 8 Memmingerhutte to Zams Stage 9 Zams to Mittelberg Stage 10 Mittelberg to Zwieselstein Stage 11 Zwieselstein to Moos in Passeier Stage 12 Moos in Passeier to Pfandleralm Stage 13 Pfandleralm to Hirzerhutte Stage 14 Hirzerhutte to Meranerhutte Stage 15 Meranerhutte to Bozen Part Two Bozen to Verona Stage 16 Bozen to Wastlhof Stage 17 Wastlhof to Gfrill Stage 18 Gfrill to Cembra Stage 19 Cembra to Palu di Fersina Stage 20 Palu di Fersina to Levico Terme Stage 21 Levico Terme to Carbonare Stage 22 Carbonare to Passo Coe Stage 23 Passo Coe to Rifugio Lancia Stage 24 Rifugio Lancia to Pian delle Fugazze Stage 25 Pian delle Fugazze to Rifugio Campogrosso Stage 26 Rifugio Campogrosso to Giazza Stage 27 Giazza to Erbezzo Stage 28 Erbezzo to Montecchio Stage 29 Montecchio to Verona Appendix 1 Tourist Information Appendix 2 German-English Glossary Appendix 3 Italian-English Glossary
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