Tours

Lech - Rudalpe

The winter wonderland Lech Zürs am Arlberg is famous for its beautiful ski slopes & dreamlike deep snow runs. But the winter hiking routes are also popular attractions.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1,8 km
Duration
00:45h
Ascent
205m
Descent
0m
Welcome to the winter wonderland Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Especially from the Rudalpe you can enjoy a magical winter view of the snow-covered Omeshorn, the mountains in Zürs & the winterly Lech with its beautiful church. For all non-skiers, a wonderful winter hiking trail leads from Lech to Rudalpe and on to Oberlech. The wonderful view & a stop at the Rudalpe or at one of the many restaurants in Oberlech compensates for the steep ascent. We recommend the winter hiking trails in the Zugertal or directly in Oberlech for those who prefer a more leisurely pace, as the trail is quite challenging, especially in soft snow.

Details

Difficulty moderate
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Highest point 1645 m
Lowest point 1438 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Lech - Rudalpe
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of Lech, you first head in the direction of Dorfbrunnen. From here follow the signs to Zug / Rudalpe and cross the Lech towards Hotel Schranz. With the Rudalpe firmly in sight, you finally leave the road and take the beautiful but steep winter hiking trail uphill. This leads in several serpentines uphill to Rudalpe, which is ideal for a stopover. Afterwards it goes either over the same way down into the valley, or one crosses the runway, in order to arrive at the winter footpath to Oberlech. From Oberlech you can take the local bus or gondola down to the valley.

Public transport

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

Getting there

From Germany: Take the A 96 to Bregenz, then the A14 to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, then turn left onto the B198 through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

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

From Austria: Via the Inntal motorway A12 and then via 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 to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

Parking

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

Equipment

Winter boots, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses,