The Arlberg Trail crowns the history of the Arlberg and connects what has belonged together for decades. Just like the RUN of FAME, the 85 km long ski circuit through the Ski Arlberg ski area, the long-distance trail leads through the spectacular nature of the pass region - and threads the five legendary towns like pearls on a necklace to boot. Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Anton and St. Christoph derive their charisma from winter sports, which were raised from the cradle on the deep snow-covered slopes between the mountain villages. Many pioneering achievements such as the first ski race in the Alps (1904), the first ski course (1906) or the first ski school in Austria (1920/21) established the world reputation of the Arlberg. Technical innovations such as the first T-bar lift and the first cable car in Austria designed for winter sports (1937) as well as the invention of technical snowmaking (1970) consolidated the legendary status. Finally, in 2016, a long-held wish of people on both sides of the mountain pass came true and the Arlberg grew even closer together as Austria's largest connected ski area. The Arlberg Trail fits seamlessly into this series of milestones. The Arlberg's first joint summer product once again bridges the gap between sporting challenge, nature experience and quality tourism. In short: It shows the Arlberg as it lives and breathes.
Hiking the pass region between Tyrol and Vorarlberg wonderfully decelerated and at the same time in the usual top quality: The new Arlberg Trail makes it possible. The signposted circular hiking trail covers a total length of 50 kilometers, almost a fifth of which is covered by cable cars. In total, it takes about 18 hours of walking time and 6,038 meters of elevation gain with calf strength. A nice challenge even for experienced mountain experts who have already seen and achieved a lot. Ideally, you start clockwise from St. Anton, Lech or Stuben, so that the route and the cable car ride are perfectly intertwined. Partner hotels in three towns welcome the long-distance hikers with tailor-made offers. If desired, luggage can be transported between the accommodations, and the specially designed Arlberg Trail Ticket is available for the four mountain railroads. Those who do not want to walk the entire round can get a taste of the "trail spirit" on individual stages or easier alternatives.