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Across Steinernes Meer-Formaletsch to Lake Formarin | Dalaas

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Difficulty: mittel
Distance: 8,4 km
Ascent: 345 m
Descent: 340 m
Duration: 03:30 h
Deepest point: 1830 m
Highest point: 2099 m
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  • Discover 200-million-years-old evidence of the maritime past of the Alps on Steinernes Meer, a craggy karst plateau.

    During the summer months, the “Formarinsee” hiking bus from Lech takes you as far as the Alpe Formarin bus stop. From Alpe Formarin, the route follows the signposts towards Steinernes Meer in a south-easterly direction. On Steinernes Meer, a craggy karst plateau, you can discover 200-million-years-old evidence of the maritime past of the Alps: fossilised corals, shells, ammonites – you name it.  Below the Formaletsch peak, the trails heads westwards to Freiburgerhütte where hearty refreshments await. From Freiburgerhütte, the tour takes you around Lake Formarin on a gravel road and then back to the start at the Alpe Formarin bus stop.

    Special features: Discover fossils dating from as far back as 200 million years. Take a good look, even pick them up, but make sure not to damage any of these objects - they would be destroyed forever. Sites to see: Steinernes Meer - a mass of fossils, among them the Steinbockhorn or Ibex Horn, the name having been conferred upon the rock formation by local hunters.

    Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH, Author: Melanie Fleisch
    letzte Änderung: 15.09.2021

  • Difficulty: mittel
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    Altitude: 2099 m 1830 m Best season:
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    Equipment:

    Sturdy boots, warm clothes, rain and sun protection, hiking poles recommended. Mobile phone for emergencies.

  • Directions

    Lech post office – “Formarinsee” hiking bus – Formarin Alpe bus stop – Steinernes Meer – Freiburgerhütte – Lake Formarin – Formarin Alpe bus stop –  “Formarinsee” hiking bus – Lech post office

    Start Formarin Alpe bus stop
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.172105 N 9.999782 E
    Destination Formarin Alpe bus stop
  • Public transportation:

    www.vmobil.at

    90 regional bus to Langen, change to 91 headed towards Lech, change to “Formarinsee” hiking bus at Lech post office

    Approach:

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    Only access via “Formarinsee” hiking bus from Lech post office. Tickets available at Lech post office.


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    Park:

    Reasonably priced parking at Anger underground car park, change to “Formarinsee” hiking bus at Lech post office.