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Burgwald Bike Trail

The first official bike trail in Vorarlberg

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Freeride & Enduro CourseThe Burgwald Bike Trail

The Burgwald Trail in Lech am Arlberg is the first official freeride and enduro course in Vorarlberg and offers guests in Lech Zürs and surrounding areas an additional sporting attraction.

The trail is accessible from the Lech-Oberlech cable car and the Petersboden lift and has been designed so that both beginners and ambitious mountain bikers can have freeriding fun. The various difficulty categories on the course allow every level of rider to use it.

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Blue = Easy, Red = Hard and Black = Extreme.

Bikers with little trail experience can have fun on the Easy Line, while for sporty, advanced riders there are numerous branches featuring different requirements and degrees of difficulty. In addition to banked and wooden curves, North Shore elements, drops and technical challenges make the course more selective and challenge bikers. The definite highlights are the 50 metre long Anaconda North Shore Element, the Skinny Boardwalk and the Patrese jump with subsequent double road gap!

For beginners, the new Easy Line reached via the Petersboden lift is particularly suitable, and is an extension to the already existing course reached via the Lech-Oberlech cable car.

The Course

After an ascent with the Lech-Oberlech cable car (aerial tramway), the Petersboden lift (6 seater chair lift) transports mountain bikers to the start of the Burgwald Trail at an altitude of 1,930 metres. The trail's new Easy Line starts there, with its long curves heading towards the Kriegerhorn valley station. The route then heads under the path of the Petersboden lift. Upon reaching Oberlech, the Burgwald Trail branches off into the Burgtobel gorge. On pleasant forest paths and gravel tracks, the route follows the Burgtobel towards the village. In addition to banked and wooden curves, North Shore elements, drops and technical challenges make this part of the course selective. The definite highlights are the 50 metre long Anaconda North Shore Element, the Skinny Boardwalk and the Patrese jump with subsequent double road gap! The trail ends close to the valley station of the Lech-Oberlech cable car. There is also a bike-wash facility there, where bikes can be cleaned up ready for the next cable car ascent.

Course Overview

Facts

Year of construction: Lech-Oberlech cable car course July 2012; Petersboden lift course August 2014
Height difference: 488 m
Length: approx. 4 km
Start: Petersboden top station
End: Close to the Lech-Oberlech cable car valley station
Difficulty categories: Blue, some red and black elements
Surface: Forest floor, gravel, North Shore elements, banked curves

Course profile and latest notes as a PDF file

To really enjoy the Burgwald Trail, we recommend the use of a freeride or enduro bike. Such bikes can be rented from Sportalp, Strolz and Intersport Arlberg.

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Prices

Bike transport for Lech Card holders:
Single journey / cable car: €3.00
Afternoon ticket: €16.50
Day ticket: €21.00

Bike transport without Lech Card:
Single journey / cable car: €6.00
Afternoon ticket: €20.10
Day ticket: €26.50

Operating Hours
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    Users of the biking course must have a valid bike ticket. Helmets are mandatory on the trail.