From the hut Göppinger via Gehrengrat to the hut Ravensburger
|Highest point||2429 m|
|Lowest point||1830 m|
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After an overnight stay at the hut Göppinger, the tour starts directly at the hut. The beautiful Steinmayerweg leads along the signposted path in the direction of Lake Formarinsee. The high trail is partly secured with handles, there are some easy climbing passages. The path is rocky and partly exposed. Surefootedness and a head for heights are absolutely essential. After about three hours you reach the Alpe Formarin. From here, the path branches off to the Steinernen Meer and Gehrengrat. If one has time, one can walk on the right side along the road to the lake Formarinsee and to the hut Freiburger. But we decide for the way to the Steinernen Meer. It goes constantly over meadows uphill, after one hour one reaches the Steinerne Meer. Here the path branches off to the left to the Gehrengrat. To the right it goes over the Steinerne Meer to the hut Freiburger or to the summit of Formaletsch. The ascent to Gehrengrat is steep and strenuous. The view is breathtaking. At the Gehrengrat you have a wonderful panoramic view over all other peaks. In about 100 meters lead along the ridge. From the Gehrengrat it goes steeply downhill, over grass slopes and rocky rocky passages. Then the path changes, becomes flatter and goes gently downhill until you reach Lake Spullersee after two hours. At the lake Spullersee, a wide gravel path leads around the lake. One can circle the lake on the right as well as on the left and both times a path leads away to the Ravensburger hut. Follow the signs for another 45 minutes either on the road or on a path to the hut Ravensburger.
Take the train to Langen am Arlberg or St. Anton am Arlberg station. From there, buses (no. 91 +92) run at regular intervals to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
From Germany: Take the A 96 to Bregenz from there on the A14 to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
From Switzerland: Via the A13 and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing onto the A14 as far as Bludenz. Continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
From Austria: Take the Inntal motorway A12 and then the S16 to the St. Anton am Arlberg exit (Arlbergpass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlberg Pass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
You can park your car either directly with your host or in the underground car park Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the town centre opposite the Raiffeisenbank Lech.
Good footwear (ankle high, profiled sole), backpack with provisions, rain cover, Lech Card and bus timetable.