Today, you will divert from the standard E5 route. You will take the bus from Sölden to Vent. You will walk along the Rofental valley towards the Italian border and Bella Vista Lodge.
Route: From Vent to Bella Vista Lodge
In the morning, you will take the bus (line 8400) from Sölden to Vent. In Vent, you’ll walk from Hotel Similaun towards Hochjoch Hostel. You will walk along the Rofental valley towards the Italian border and Bella Vista Lodge. This is your only overnight stay in a Mountain Hut on your trip. Make the most of this unique experience.
In Bella Vista Lodge (which boasts great views of the surrounding area), you’ll have your own private room. You’ll share showers and washing facilities with others on your floor. There is an outdoor whirlpool and wooden sauna in front of the lodge.
You won’t need a sleeping bag or towels for your stay in the lodge.
You won’t need a sleeping bag or towels for your stay in the lodge. The Hochjoch Hostel is a great place to take a break.
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.
Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres) and to protect yourself against the sun. Trekking poles are recommended.
You can get refrehsments at the Hochjoch Hostel, however opening times can vary. Be sure to carry enough food to keep you going for the day!
Points of Interest
Suspension bridge near Rofen: This suspension bridge is relatively short, but has a metal grid walkway that allows you to look down, and sways when you walk across it. If you want to avoid the suspension bridge, take the direct road access route to Rofen from Vent.
Hochjoch Hostel: A hostel located close to the halfway point; a great place to stop for a rest.