Tours

Oberlech Round

A sunny hike to car-free Oberlech, the sunny balcony of the Arlberg.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3,8 km
Duration
01:29h
Ascent
245m
Descent
229m
The winter walk starts in Lech am Rüfiplatz. We cross the old wooden bridge, turn right and walk along the Lech. Past the ski slopes, the Oberlech mountain railway you reach the road. The signposting of the hiking trail can be seen from a distance. The path leads uphill on the left. After about 20 minutes you reach Oberlech. From here it continues left through Oberlech to the Petersbodenbahn. Shortly after, the path branches off to the left and goes downhill again in the direction of Lech. The path ends at the Lechuferweg.The path can also be taken in the opposite direction.

Details

Difficulty moderate
Technique
      
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point 1644 m
Lowest point 1416 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Oberlech Round
Safety information

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Turn-by-turn directions

The winter walk starts in Lech am Rüfiplatz. We cross the old wooden bridge, turn right and walk along the Lech. Past the ski slopes, the Oberlech mountain railway you reach the road. The signposting of the hiking trail can be seen from a distance. The path leads uphill on the left. After about 20 minutes you reach Oberlech. From here it continues left through Oberlech to the Petersbodenbahn. Shortly after, the path branches off to the left and goes downhill again in the direction of Lech. The path ends at the Lechuferweg.The path can also be taken in the opposite direction.

Public transport

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.

Getting there


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.

Parking

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.

Equipment

Good winter shoes, warm clothes, cap, scarf, gloves