Mountain Bike | Mountain Bike |
The Burgwald Trail in Lech am Arlberg is the first official freeride and enduro track in the Vorarlberg region and provides an additional sporting attraction for guests coming to Lech Zürs and the surrounding area.
The Trail, which is next to the Lech-Oberlech cable car, has been designed so that both beginners and advanced mountain-bikers can enjoy freeriding on it.
Compared to other bike tracks, the length and difference in altitude of the trail may not appear to be much to talk about at first sight, but the track is very cleverly designed and will challenge any biker.
Some obstacles have been incorporated for sporty riders, all of which are clearly visible. Beginners can simply ride past on the easy line.
Opening hours of the Burgwald Bike-Trail: The Lech - Oberlech cable car runs daily from 830 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 12.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. beginning at 22nd June until 7th October 2018. No risk assurance when riding the trail before or after the operating hours of the cable car Lech - Oberlech. Riding the Burgwald Bike-Trail is only allowed during the above given operating hours.
Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
Author: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH
Difficulty: mittel Technique: Condition: Experience: Landscape: Altitude: Best season: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Safety instructions:
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)
To enjoy biking on the “Burgwald Trail”, we recommend a freeride or enduro bike. It is possible to hire appropriately equipped bikes at the sports shop, Sportalp, with advance reservation.
Helmet, weatherproof cycling clothes, first aid kit, pharmacy, water bottle, rucksack with rain gear, map, compass, eventually GPS device, food supply
optional extra equipment: elbows / knee pads / back protectors
Tools (mini pump, repair kit, spare hose)
More info & links:
After the ascent on the cable car to Oberlech, the track first follows a small road towards Rud-Alpe. After a few hundred metres, the route turns off into the gorge, marking the start of the actual trail, which is 1,400 m long and has a difference in altitude of 220 m. The track continues through the gorge along pleasant forest soil and gravel trails towards the village. Branching off continually from the original line are moderately difficult and difficult sections, which are equipped with drops of different heights and North Shore obstacles.
The end of the trail is near the valley station of the Lech-Oberlech cable car. There is also a facility for washing bikes here, so you can clean up your bike ready for transporting on the cable car for the next descent.
Start Under the summit station of the Lech - Oberlech cable car
Geogr. 47.218785 N 10.121919 E
Destination Next to the valley station of the Lech - Oberlech cable car
By train to Langen am Arlberg station or St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, buses (No. 750+760) run regularly to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
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.
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. Opening hours 07:00 – 20:00 o’ clock.