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All around the Rüfikopf Mountain


Difficulty: schwer
Distance: 0.02 km
Ascent: 1000 m
Descent: 1000 m
Duration: 0.1 h
Deepest point: 1456 m
Highest point: 2263 m



  • Höhenprofil

    A wonderful mountain running tour, which can be started at any point of this route. Highlight of the run is the section from Rüfikopf over to Wöstersattel. A dream for mountain runners.

    The tour starts slowly and on evenly ascending trails in the direction of Zürs. From Zürs it then climbs steeply up to Lake Monzabon. Anyone who has the time should stay here for a while and absorb the mountain atmosphere with a few stretching exercises or some yoga. Especially the view over the lake to Albona stimulates the mind and relaxes the body after the strenuous ascent. If you want to spare your knees, you can also take the Rüfikopf cable car down to the valley, but then you will miss the most beautiful part of this run: the way from Rüfiopf via Ochsengümple to Wöstersattel is a dream come true… On a flowing trail below the mighty summit structure of the Wöster, the route is fast for about 2 kilometres. From the Wöstersattel you have a wonderful view over to Oberlech and the Zugertal. A steep path takes you back down into the valley.

    Enjoy the moment of silence at Lake Monzabonsee and get some rest before moving on.

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
    Author: Hannes Heigenhauser

  • Difficulty: schwer




    Altitude: 2263 m 1456 m Best season:
    Safety instructions:

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    Trailrunning shoes and a backpack with warm clothes and food.

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  • Directions

    From Stubenbach we follow the Flühenweg above Lech in the direction of Omeshorn. We follow the signs in the direction of Zürs / Flexenpass. Over wonderful trails we go gently uphill to Zürs. Shortly before Zürs we turn left and follow the steep waterfall path to Monzabonalpe. The path is steep, but offers a magnificent view down to Zürs. From the Monzabonalpe, one can already see the Rüfikopf. About 10 minutes below the mountain railway, there is the Monzabon lake that invites to silence and relaxation. Then we turn right in the direction of Wöstersattel. A flowing trail leads over here. From the Wöstersattel a steep trail leads down again into the valley to Stubenbach.

    Translated with

    Start Stubenbach
    Geogr. 47.219522 N 10.155972 E
    Destination Stubenbach


  • Public transportation:

    Take the train to Langen am Arlberg or St. Anton am Arlberg station. From there, buses (no. 91 +92) run at regular intervals to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.


    From Germany: Take the A 96 to Bregenz from there on the A14 to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    From Switzerland: Via the A13 and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing onto the A14 as far as Bludenz. Continue on the S16 until the exit Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Follow the B197 to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    From Austria: Take the Inntal motorway A12 and then the S16 to the St. Anton am Arlberg exit (Arlbergpass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlberg Pass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198. Through the Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass you reach Lech Zürs am Arlberg.

    Route Planner


    You can park your car either directly with your host or in the underground car park Anger. The underground car park is located directly in the town centre opposite the Raiffeisenbank Lech.