The cross-country skiing route is suitable for moderately advanced cross-country skiers and winter hikers. The well-prepared cross-country ski trail over a high plateau to the Flexenpass (1.773m) and back to Zürs is an insider's tip for those who are looking for a bit of peace and quiet away from busy cross-country ski trails.
The somewhat challenging route Zürs – Flexenpass – Zürs is ideal for advanced cross-country skiers and winter hikers. Starting from Trittkopfbahn 1, follow the well-prepared cross-country trail and winter hiking trail south towards Flexenpass. Here you can either take a break in the rustic Flexenhäusl or follow the route further south. After the path makes a generous loop, the hilly route leads back to Zürs.
The ideal spot to stop for a bite to eat is the rustic and cosy Flexenhäusl, directly on the pass summit, with home-style home cooking and fondue specialities.
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Starting from the Trittkopfbahn 1, you follow the best adapted path towards Flexenpass. Due to the southern orientation of the trail you can enjoy the sunshine on your varied route. After a generous loop, the trail takes you back to Zürs am Arlberg via the hilly cross-country ski trail.
As the cross-country trail includes several sections uphill and downhill, it is not recommended for beginners.
Start Zürs am Arlberg
Geogr. 47.16809 N 10.164397 E
Destination Zürs am Arlberg
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.
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 one of the free day parking spaces in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Or in the chargeable underground car park Anger in Lech. The free ski bus will take you to the desired starting point.