Winter hiking in Lech am Arlberg
Winter hiking through snow-covered mountains and forests
There are several good reasons not to miss out on a winter hike on your winter holiday in Lech am Arlberg. The sound of fresh snow crunching underfoot, the sight of the extraordinarily beautiful snow-draped Arlberg and the taste of fresh, clear mountain air with every breath. That's the winter experience on the legendary Arlberg!
A walk through the romantic forest gives your body the time it needs to relax and regenerate. The close proximity to nature makes it a particularly calming experience, as the mountain's white-clad sides begin to sparkle in the light of the winter sun.
Whether you prefer a gentle stroll or a more vigorous hike, a network of approx. 40km of perfectly groomed, clearly signposted trails is sure to provide the perfect alternative for your voyage of discovery.
Winter hikes in and around Lech:
we have provided a small selection of the loveliest winter hiking paths in Lech and surrounds, just to whet your appetite. Why don't you take a look?
Winter hike: from Schlössle in Oberlech to Skyspace
Art and culture enthusiasts have been enjoying a new meeting place since the summer of 2018: Skyspace in Lech. This accessible art installation was created by world-famous artist James Turrell after a visit to Lech am Arlberg in 2014. The unique domed roof of the installation reveals a world of colour. Guided tours are offered at regular intervals (the facility is only open in dry weather!). Suitable winter footwear and warm clothing are recommended for the short walk up the mountain.
Winter hiking: from Zürs to the Flexen Pass
Enthusiasts can enjoy a moderate hike along a superbly groomed winter hiking path across a high plateau to the Flexen Pass at an altitude of 1,773m. The path starts at the Trittkopfbahn station. Several comfortable benches invite weary hikers to stop a while and soak up the mountain sunshine. When you get up to the Flexen Pass, you can also replenish your strength at the Flexenhäusl before heading back down to Zürs am Arlberg.
Winter hike: from Lech to Zug
An old, covered wooden bridge is the starting point of a comfortable, leisurely hike to Zug, suitable for families with children. After a short distance, the trail crosses the street level with a chapel, before crossing another narrow bridge. Hikers then follow the banks of the Lech into the centre of Zug.
Winter hiking: the Höhenrundweg high loop on the Rüfikopf
High up the mountain, at an altitude of 2,350 metres above sea level, you will find the Höhenrundwanderweg (High Loop hiking path) on the legendary Rüfikopf. This peak is also home to a panoramic restaurant and the Kästle Museum. Hikers can explore the fabulous Alpine landscape of the Rüfikopf along a 2.7-kilometre, well-signposted hiking path, and finish up with a restorative visit to the restaurant at the mountain station.
Winter hiking: the Oberlech loop
If you are set on enjoying a sun-warmed hike in car-free Oberlech, you should start out from Lech's Rüfiplatz. After crossing the old wooden bridge, turn right and continue along the Lech River. You will pass the ski slopes and the Lech-Oberlech mountain railway before you come to the actual path to Oberlech. Then head uphill for 20 minutes before reaching Oberlech. From there, turn left through Oberlech to the Petersbodenbahn railway. A few metres further on, the path forks to the left and heads down the mountain towards Lech. The path ends at Lechuferweg, and can of course be followed back in the opposite direction.
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