The ride from Au via Schoppernau-Schröcken as far as the Hochtannbergpass (1,676 m) is continuously uphill. However, the 900-metre difference in altitude is spread over 18 km, and the climb comprising a few steep stretches is very even. The ride is accompanied by lovely views in a fascinating alpine world and reveals beautiful views of the valley. In Warth, turn off to the left towards Lechtal and enjoy the downhill run to Steeg. There now comes an approximately 20-km long, leisurely stretch as far as the turn-off to the Hahntenjoch, just before Elmen. Now you need to gather all your strength together, since a difference in altitude of 950 m over 15 km awaits. You need to overcome a 13% steep ramp over the first 2 km. Then the ride goes somewhat more gently uphill. At the hamlet of Boden, the road turns off to the left and there then follow several steep ramps as far as the saddle. The pass enjoys a lovely location in the Lechtal Alps, and a snack bar offers refreshments before you set off on the high-speed downhill run to Imst. From Imst, take the B road to Mils, Landeck and Pians, and via the old pass road via Strengen and Flirsch to St. Anton on the Arlberg. Now comes the Arlbergpass (1,793 m). Take the short downhill run as far as Alpe Rauz, where you turn off to the right and through the Flexengalerie, a historic protection structure, as far as the Flexenpass (1,774 m). Now comes a high-speed downhill run to Lech, a fashionable winter sports resort which is also very inviting during the summer months. This is followed by a bendy section with short, gentle inclines to Warth. From here, you continue to the Hochtannbergpass and then coast back to the starting point.
Lights and/or reflectors are a MUST due to the large number of tunnels.
Presented by: Au-Schoppernau Tourismus
Author: Monika Albrecht
Difficulty: schwer Condition: Experience: Landscape: Altitude: Best season: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Start Gemeindeamt/Alpenhotel Post Au
Geogr. 47.321966 N 9.980019 E
Destination Gemeindeamt/Alpenhotel Post Au