Tours

Burgwald Bike-Trail

The Burgwald Trail in Lech am Arlberg is the first official freeride and enduro track in the Vorarlberg region and provides an additional sporting attraction for guests coming to Lech Zürs and the surrounding area.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3,0 km
Duration
00:25h
Ascent
0m
Descent
488m
The Trail, which is next to the Lech-Oberlech cable car, has been designed so that both beginners and advanced mountain-bikers can enjoy freeriding on it. Compared to other bike tracks, the length and difference in altitude of the trail may not appear to be much to talk about at first sight, but the track is very cleverly designed and will challenge any biker. Some obstacles have been incorporated for sporty riders, all of which are clearly visible. Beginners can simply ride past on the easy line.

Details

Difficulty moderate
Technique
      
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point 1925 m
Lowest point 1440 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Burgwald Bike-Trail
Safety information

EMERGENCY CALL:

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112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)

www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

Turn-by-turn directions

After the ascent on the cable car to Oberlech, the track first follows a small road towards Rud-Alpe. After a few hundred metres, the route turns off into the gorge, marking the start of the actual trail, which is 1,400 m long and has a difference in altitude of 220 m. The track continues through the gorge along pleasant forest soil and gravel trails towards the village. Branching off continually from the original line are moderately difficult and difficult sections, which are equipped with drops of different heights and North Shore obstacles.


The end of the trail is near the valley station of the Lech-Oberlech cable car. There is also a facility for washing bikes here, so you can clean up your bike ready for transporting on the cable car for the next descent.

Public transport

By train to Langen am Arlberg station or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (No. 91 +92) run regularly to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Getting there

From Germany: Take the A96 motorway to Bregenz from there on the A14 motorway to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Switzerland: Via the A13 motorway and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing on the A14 motorway to Bludenz. Continue on the S16 until exit Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

From Austria: Via the Inntalautobahn A12 and then via the S16 to the exit St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlberg Pass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlbergpass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198, drive through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Parking

You can either park your vehicle directly at your host or park it in the underground garage in Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the centre of town opposite Raiffeisenbank Lech. Opening hours 07:00 - 20:00 o' clock.

Equipment

To enjoy biking on the “Burgwald Trail”, we recommend a freeride or enduro bike. It is possible to hire appropriately equipped bikes at the sports shop, Sportalp, with advance reservation.

Helmet, weatherproof cycling clothes, first aid kit, pharmacy, water bottle, rucksack with rain gear, map, compass, eventually GPS device, food supply

optional extra equipment: elbows / knee pads / back protectors

Tools (mini pump, repair kit, spare hose)