Tours

Karhorn via fixed rope route

This fixed rope route is especially suitable for beginners due to its length and difficulty. However, the ascent or descent requires some stamina.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6,0 km
Duration
04:30h
Ascent
606m
Descent
1050m

Details

Difficulty difficult
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point 2416 m
Lowest point 1436 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

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Karhorn via fixed rope route
Safety information

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Turn-by-turn directions

Take the hiking bus from the Rüfiplatz to Warth. The Steffisalp-Express takes you to the top station. Right at the top station, a path branches off to the left uphill, which you follow. You get to a hollow on the left side of which the path leads uphill to the saddle. Before you take the path to the right to the entrance, you can hike up the summit of the Warther Horn (2,256 m) as you walk past. Turn left at the saddle and follow the marked path to the summit. Return to the start, follow the fixed rope route to the summit of the Karhorn (2,416 m). In addition to beautiful climbing in difficulty levels II and III, a varied panorama awaits you as far as Valluga, Säntis and the Allgäu Alps. The descent takes place via the normal route down to the path on the Karbühel. Here you can either turn left towards Bürstegg and continue downhill to Bodenalp, or turn right towards Auenfeldsattel and from there continue to Oberlech. In both cases you can take the hiking bus back to the starting point in Lech am Arlberg.

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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

Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), rain protection, Lech Card and bus timetable.