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Some people stroll or walk, others jog or run. And then there are those who do Nordic walking or trail running. Still others love mountain running or high-altitude jogging. These are all forms of exercise, types of running. Lech Zürs am Arlberg offers the perfect terrain for this type of sport/exercise.

ideal for recharging your batteries:The mountain landscape of Lech Zürs is full of vitality

In summer it is quieter than in the winter, making it the ideal time to spend time in nature concentrating on your mind and body. Whether you move quickly or slowly, whether strolling, hiking or jogging, on one of the stunning plateaus of Lech Zürs or climbing up a mountain – moving forwards at your own pace focuses the mind. Exercising in the fresh air assists the body during training and promotes mental regeneration. The recreational value is at least as high as the fitness value.

Deep breath and you're off!

The ten running trails in Lech Zürs cover a total of 54 kilometres. Extreme sports enthusiasts can power their way along them, just as joggers can relax and take their time. The routes are varied, leading over pebbly shore paths, soft meadows and fields, mossy forest and woodland paths. The best type of ground for using the muscles while at the same time protecting the joints. The natural ground underfoot also massages the soles of the feet.  By taking your sports shoes off after a long run, putting your feet in the cool waters of the Lech river and breathing deeply a few times so that the wonderfully fresh mountain air gets right to the tips of the lungs, you can give your circulation some extra momentum. This is when you know for sure how good a summer activity holiday in Lech Zürs am Arlberg is for you.

Running tracks at a glance

Effect of altitude trainingproven scientifically

What ambitious mountaineers and runners feel intuitively has been proven scientifically for a long time: even a short time spent at medium altitudes, i.e. 1500-2500 metres, combined with exercise, has a positive impact on health and leads to lasting well-being. Body and mind regenerate and a feeling of happiness develops. A significant factor is the stem cell activation that takes place in lofty climes, which leads to a sense of whole-body well-being. This has been confirmed by the AMAS (Austrian Moderate Altitude Study) altitude studies I and II. The studies were partially conducted in Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

18 to 20 August 2017Arlberg runs

The Trailrunning weekend in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Run in majestic scenery on trails that cover hill and dale. The event is supported by Runner’s World and professional runner Sabine Reiner – with a pasta party, the Tannberg Run, a high-altitude half marathon and finally the Regeneration Run. Athletes staying in Lech Zürs before and after these big events also have a good choice of runs. The “High-altitude running park Lech” in this Alpine village gives you four easy routes, two of medium difficulty and two difficult ones, a mountain running trail and the Forstmeilen track for training runs.

Tipps from the Running Pro
Sabine Reiner, (Mountain) runner Partner of Lech Zürs

Our running trails

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Tannberg run

August 19, 2017

ARLBERG RUNS - Trailrunning

August 19, 2017


September 3 & 4, 2017

Runner's World Trail Camp

01 - 10 September
News & Events about running in Lech
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    TransVorarlberg Triathlon August 27, 2016

    From Lake Constance to Arlberg - 1.2 km swimming- 93 km biking- 12 km running!

    The special attraction of this event: This is a triathlon that takes competitors through the entire Vorarlberg. From Lake Constance to the top of the Arlberg and on to Lech – the top ski destination in the Alps. After swimming a course of 1.2 km on Lake Constance in the morning and then cycling 93 km from Bregenz to Lech, competitors undertake a 12 km run for the grand finale. The TRANS VORARLBERG Triathlon – a competition for endurance and amateur athletes alike – as individuals or in relay teams. The event offers a special challenge – in which 1,000 triathletes are expected to compete.

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    Sabine Reiner Running moves

    With the successful local (mountain) runner and Vice World Champion Sabine Reiner from Vorarlberg Lech Zürs am Arlberg won a true legend in the running scene as a cooperation partner. Sabine supports the region with valuable TIpps and is actively working on the developments under the slogan "Running moves".

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    Running in our Online Magazine | Blog

    News & Stories around running and movement on the mountain can be found in our Online Magazin | Blog at news.lechzuers.com. Take a look at it and discovered the fantastic running and walking world around Lech am Arlberg with exciting stories and unusual angles.

We wish you every step of a sporty Running & Walking holidays
with more time & more space! Enjoy YOUR mountain summer! 

Your team of the Lech Zürs Tourism board