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Around the Mehlsack

Trail Lechweg along the river

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Difficulty:schwer
Distance:16,3 km
Ascent:600 m
Descent:600 m
Duration:03:00 h
Deepest point:1486 m
Highest point:2010 m
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  • In winter the Mehlsack is a popular destination for ski tourers. In summer a beautiful trail leads around the whole mountain and is a perfect round for enduring trail runners.

    The Zugertal is one of the most beautiful hiking regions in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Always along the mountain streams there is a trail that leads enduring trail runners once around the entire Mehlsack and Spullerschafberg. A strenuous but technically easy run without exposed passages. And the views of the Zugertal, the Stierlochjoch and the Spullersee are worthwhile destinations.

    Again and again one runs directly along the Lech and the Spullerbach. There you can always put your feet into the clear water to rest.

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Author: Hannes Heigenhauser
    letzte Änderung: 21.10.2018

  • Difficulty:schwer
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    Altitude: 2010 m 1486 m Best season:
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    Equipment:

    Trail running equipment, good shoes and plenty of food.

    More info & links:

    www.lechzuers.com

  • Directions

    From the fishpond in Zug you first follow the Lechweg into the beautiful Zugertal valley. Always along the Lech, you follow a wonderfully flowing trail up to the Älpele. From here you follow the signs to Spullersee. The trail is beautifully laid out, but becomes increasingly steeper until you can see the dam wall in the distance. You can now either walk around the lake or you can walk over the dam wall right at the beginning of the lake and follow a narrow trail leading to the Spullerplatten climbing garden. The trail continues towards the Ravensburger Hütte and then the last few metres uphill to the Stierlochjoch. Here you have a wonderful view towards the Kriegerhorn and can pause for a moment to look towards the Spullersee. After a short rest, the trail descends and over the path from the Stierlochjoch down to the starting point of the tour.

    Start Fishpond Zug
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.198671 N 10.111239 E
    Destination Fishpond Zug
  • Public transportation:

    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.

    Approach:

     

     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.


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    Park:

    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.