Tours

Rüfispitze

A beautiful hike to a peak with a grand view.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10,0 km
Duration
04:00h
Ascent
492m
Descent
1388m
A challenging hike starting at the Rüfikopf mountain station, along the serpentines and the grass line to the summit of the Rüfispitze. Return the path back to the saddle, there a path turns right down and leads you to the Ochsengümpel. Continue along the Wösterspitze until you reach Wöstersattel. The alpine path leads you directly to the village of Stubenbach. The walks offer numerous possibilities for culinary delights.

Details

Difficulty difficult
Stamina
      
Experience
      
Landscape
      
Highest point 2632 m
Lowest point 1450 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Rüfispitze
Safety information

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Turn-by-turn directions

From the hike starting point at the Rüfiplatz you reach the Rüfikopfbahn cable car. Take the cable car to the (1) Rüfikopf top station (2,350 m). Then take the wide alpine path straight ahead downhill until you reach the signpost. A short ascent to a pass follows. From there, continue on a steep path with hairpins down to the saddle to the north-western ridge of the Rüfispitze. Keep going along the ridge. At the end of the grass ridge, there is a small cliff ascent that is secured by steel ropes. Continue across rocks and boulders to the (2) Rüfispitze peak (2,632 m). This provides a wonderful view of the glittering (3) Monzabonsee Lake. Take the same path back to the saddle. A path then branches off to the right, which you take going downhill to the plain of the (4) Ochsengümple. After crossing a river, continue along a mountain ridge, ascending slightly, until you reach the intersection with the Friedrich-MeyerWeg. Follow the road below the Wösterspitzen peaks to the left until you reach the (5) Wöster saddle. The path becomes slightly wider and descends in hairpins to the Tälialpe. Follow the alpine path further keeping to the left going downwards until you reach a paved back road in the (6) Stubenbach district. Follow the road to the bus stop. From here, you can take the hiking bus back to the starting point or you can take the Flühenweg described above back to Lech am Arlberg town centre.

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.