Tours

Bike & Hike: Lech - Formarinalpe and around the Formaletsch

Long but moderate Bike & Hike tour with fantastic views and many stops for refreshments.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
33,9 km
Duration
04:20h
Ascent
772m
Descent
787m
Discover fossils up to 200 million years old at the "Stone Sea", an alpine karst plateau.

Details

Difficulty moderate
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Landscape
      
Highest point 2103 m
Lowest point 1439 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Bike & Hike: Lech - Formarinalpe and around the Formaletsch
Turn-by-turn directions

Bike: By bike from Lech to Zug and further on the asphalt road past the Gasthaus Älpele to the turn-off and on to Formarinalpe.

Hike: From the Formarinalpe first in eastern direction a short distance towards Lech. Then the path branches off to the right to the Steinernes Meer. Before the hiking trail ascends to the Gehrengrat, turn right and follow the path to the Freiburger Hütte. The path on the eastern shore of the lake requires surefootedness, a head for heights and good footwear. With smaller children it is better to use the wider gravel path.

Bike: By bike you can return to Lech.

Public transport

Take the train to the train station Langen am Arlberg or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (no. 91 +92) run at regular intervals to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Getting there

From Germany: Take the A 96 to Bregenz, from there take the A14 to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Take the B197 through Stuben over the serpentines to the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Switzerland: Via the A13 and the border crossing at Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau on the A14 to Bludenz. Continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Take the B197 through Stuben over the serpentines to the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Austria: Via the Inntal motorway A12 and further via the S16 to the exit St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlbergpass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlbergpass to Alpe Rauz. Here turn right onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Parking

You can either park your car directly at your host's or in the underground car parking Anger. The underground car parking is located directly in the centre of the village opposite the Raiffeisenbank Lech.

Equipment

Good shoes (ankle high, profiled sole), rain protection, Lech Card and bus schedule.