Lech Zürs am Arlberg boasts the perfect terrain for all manner of physical activity – and visitors need precious little equipment to take on the running trails at their own pace. The only essentials are in fact sportswear and running shoes, with trail running shoes featuring high-grip soles recommended for ensuring stable footing. After all, trail runners in Lech Zürs am Arlberg are confronted by a whole host of surfaces including stony tracks, well-worn paths through mountain meadows, pebble-lined routes and springy forest trails. And if you should decide to go trail running on the spur of the moment, the sports shops in Lech Zürs offer a wide range of sportswear options and running shoes from the biggest brands. With trail running experts on hand to share their experiences and tips, there’ll never be a better time to start!
High-altitude training on the Arlberg – Running makes you happy
Hikers and mountain runners know it in their bones – and the science is there to back them up: even a short, physically active stay at moderate altitudes of between 1,500 and 2,500 metres has a positive impact on overall health and leads to lasting well-being. As demonstrated by the Austrian Moderate Altitude Studies (AMAS) I and II, which included a series of tests conducted in Lech Zürs am Arlberg, this revitalising experience for body and soul contributes to a feeling of happiness. In other words, sporting pursuits in Lech Zürs are scientifically proven to make happy.