Tours

Via Steffisalp and Bürstegg to the Bodenalpe

A family hike that starts in Warth near Steffisalp-Lift and leads you via the Wannenkopf to the Walser settlement "Bürstegg" and to the Bodenalpe.
Tour-Quickfacts
Tour-Quickfacts
Difficulty
easy
Distance
9,3 km
Duration
03:00h
Ascent
268m
Descent
710m
The starting point of the hike is in Warth at the valley station of the Steffisalp lift. Arriving at the top station, take the path to the left towards Wannenkopf. On the gravel road downhill you reach the former Walser settlement "Bürstegg". Follow the path until you reach the Bodenalpe.

Details

Difficulty easy
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Landscape
      
Highest point 1947 m
Lowest point 1417 m
Best time of year
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun
Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Our map

Via Steffisalp and Bürstegg to the Bodenalpe
Safety information

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Turn-by-turn directions

The free local bus will take you to Warth. There you take the Steffisalp-Lift to transport yourself to the top without any effort. From there, follow the path on the left slightly uphill in the direction of "Wannenkopf". From here, the narrow gravel path leads downhill through alpine pastures and mountain meadows to the former Walser settlement "Bürstegg". From here it goes down to Bodenalpe via a wide freight road in leisurely loops. From here you can either take the local bus back to Lech or you can follow the trail past the Bodenalpe, cross the Lech river and take a freight road to the Stubenbach parcel and then to the centre of Lech.

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.