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From Lake Formarin to summit Saladinaspitze

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Difficulty: mittel
Distance: 4,7 km
Ascent: 465 m
Descent: 109 m
Duration: 02:00 h
Deepest point: 1824 m
Highest point: 2228 m
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  • The summit Saladina peak is a striking peak in the Lechquell mountains, whose ascent can be started from the Dalaas side as well as from the lake Formarinsee side.

    From the car park near Lake Formarinsee, the gravel path leads to the Freiburger Hütte. After the Hut Freiburger the trail continues towards the Steinernes Meer. After about 5-10 min, a signposted path leads to the right in the direction of summit Saladinaspitze or Fensterlewand. The path is not very challenging, it goes moderately uphill over grass slopes. Passing two big stone men, it goes downhill over a block field. After the block field the path leads uphill again over the NW flank to the SW ridge. Over the ridge and finally over a steep ascent at the end, you reach the summit. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are prerequisites for the tour. The way back is the same again.

    The Freiburger Hütte is the ideal place to stop before or after the tour. Lake Formarin was voted Austria's most beautiful square in 2015.

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Author: Hannes Heigenhauser
    letzte Änderung: 05.02.2019

  • Difficulty: mittel
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    Altitude: 2228 m 1824 m Best season:
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    Equipment:

    Good footwear (ankle-high, profiled sole), rain cover, Lech Card and bus timetable

    More info & links:

    https://www.lechzuers.com 

  • Directions

    In the summer season, one can take the bus from Lech to the car park Formarinsee or one’s own car. The hike starts at the Formarinsee car park. The gravel road leads to the hut Freiburger. After the Hut Freiburger, the path continues towards the Steinernes Meer until a signposted path leads to the right in the direction of summit Saladinaspitze or Fensterlewand. The path climbs moderately steeply over grass slopes. It goes past two big stone manikins, then downhill over a block field. After the block field the path leads uphill again over the NW flank to the SW ridge. Over the Grad you reach the summit with an easy climb. The way back is the same again.

    Start Parking place Formarinsee
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.170876 N 9.998473 E
    Destination Parking place Formarinsee
  • 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.

    Approach:

    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.

     


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    Park:

    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.