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Karhorn via ferrata with hike via Bürstegg

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Difficulty: schwer
Distance: 14,2 km
Ascent: 1100 m
Descent: 1100 m
Duration: 07:00 h
Deepest point: 1432 m
Highest point: 2416 m
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  • An extended day tour that leads over the Bürstegg in the direction of Warth. The absolute highlight is the Karhorn via ferrata to the summit and finally down again.

    The Karhorn via ferrata can also be done as an extended day tour. Especially with a hike over the Bürstegg, the ascent of both parts of the via ferrata becomes a conditionally challenging experience that should not be underestimated. With its beautiful landscape, you can absorb the beauty of the region. 

    Who has peace & time, should rest at the Bürstegg and enjoy the wonderful view to Lech.

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Author: Hannes Heigenhauser
    letzte Änderung: 14.10.2018

  • Difficulty: schwer
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    Altitude: 2416 m 1432 m Best season:
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    EMERGENCY CALL:

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    112 Euro emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)

    www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

    Equipment:

     Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), rain protection,Lech Card and bus timetable.

    More info & links:

    https://www.lechzuers.com/en

     

  • Directions

    From Bodenalpe follow the steep meadow path in the direction of Bürstegg. Here you have a wonderful view down to Lech before continuing in an arc around the Warther Horn. A beautiful hiking trail leads to the Steffisalp Express. From here you turn left in the direction of Karhorn. The path becomes steeper, but the view of the surrounding mountains remains an absolute pleasure. Arrived at the Wartherhorn saddle, the via ferrata begins up to the summit of the Karhorn. Once you reach the summit, you can either climb the second part of the via ferrata (GPX Track) or descend the normal route. The second part of the via ferrata is clearly more demanding than the first section, you have to climb down vertically again and again on the rock. At the exit a narrow path leads back to the normal path. Here you follow the signs back to Bodenalpe.

    Start Bodenalpe
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.227933 N 10.158053 E
    Destination Bodenalpe
  • 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.