The last part of the Via Alpina (yellow route). First a day in Merano doing nothing. The hike started from Lake Vernagt in the Schnals valley in Sud-Tirol (day B31). Then in 5 days on to Oberstdorf in German Allgau alps ending with day B40.
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day 1: Train to Merano.
day 2: be a tourist in Merano.
day 3: Lake Vernagt to Similaun hut (8 km) – Otztaler alps
day 4: Similaun hut to Vent to Braunschweiger hut (20 km) – Otztaler alps
day 5: Braunschweiger hut to Mittelberg (8 km), postbus to Wenns, hike to Zamms (15 km)- Pitztal and Kaunergrat.
day 6: Zamms – Memminger hutte (14 km) – Lechtaler alps
day 7: Memminger hutte – Bach (18km), postbus to Holzgau, hike to Kemptner hut (12 km) on to Spielmannsau/Oberstdorf (14 km). Total: 46 km
day 8: Back to Nijmegen-Lent
Distance approximately 115 km
Up: > 6.5 km
Down: > 5.5 km
So Via Alpina in 2017: aprox. 285 km length.