The Green Ring - 1st Leg
|Highest point||2345 m|
|Lowest point||1711 m|
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From the hike starting point, follow the Lech Promenade upstream until you see the Rüfikopfbahn cable car to your left. Take the cable car to the (1) Rüfikopf (2,350 m). At the top station of the Rüfikopfbahn cable car there is a (2) book, in which you can document your visit. Then follow the (3) Geology hike ”Rüfikopf” going downhill towards (4) Monzabonsee Lake. From there, continue downwards to the (5) Monzabonalpe. Shortly before crossing the Pazüelbach stream, you will see the very special (6) Hüttenbibliothek library. You can select a nice book here, read for a while and relax. Then continue along the wide alpine path, past the valley station of the Trittkopf lift and onwards, ascending slightly until the path leads steeply downhill all the way to Zürs am Arlberg. When you reach Zürs, you can take the hiking bus back to the starting point or you can take a little detour and visit the European watershed. To do so, follow the road through Zürs until you reach the Trittkopf lift. Here, a pasture trail winds through the grazing pastures alongside the river towards the Flexenpass. When you reach the Flexenpass, cross the street and you will find this impressive installation right next to the Flexenhäuslhouse.
By train to Langen am Arlberg station or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (No. 750+760) run regularly to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
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.
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.
Good shoes (ankle high, outsole), rainwear, Lech Card and bus schedule.