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Zugertal Trail

Formarinsee

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Difficulty:schwer
Distance:27,3 km
Ascent:1150 m
Descent:1150 m
Duration:05:00 h
Deepest point:1486 m
Highest point:2393 m
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  • A beautiful but strenuous trail run, which leads through the picturesque Zugertal to Lake Formarinsee and along the Steinmayerweg to the Göppinger Hütte. For those who are physically fit.

    There are probably few trails for runners that run on such beautiful paths as the Lechweg and the Steinmayerweg. A stroke of luck if both paths meet at the most beautiful place in Austria and thus make the ideal tour for athletes with strong physical condition. Because this tour is exhausting in any case. But the wild Zugertal and the path along the Lech as well as the beautiful Steinmayerweg make up for every effort.

    At the end one has earned a rest in the Göppinger Hütte or the Älpele in any case.

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH

    Presented by: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Author: Hannes Heigenhauser
    letzte Änderung: 21.10.2018

  • Difficulty:schwer
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    Experience:

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    Altitude: 2393 m 1486 m Best season:
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    Safety instructions:

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    www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

    Equipment:

    Trail running equipment, good shoes and plenty of food.

    More info & links:

    www.lechzuers.com

  • Directions

    From the fishpond in Zug the run starts on the Lechweg along the beautiful Lech. Up to the Älpele it goes beautifully flowing into the Zugertal, ideal to warm up and acclimatise. From the Älpele follow the signs to Formarinsee / Lechweg. The hiking trail is beautifully laid out and you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains again and again. Finally the source of the Lech is reached, which is located above the Formarinsee. The Steinmayerweg branches off to the right directly at the hiking car park. Here begins the most strenuous part of the tour, the trail to the Göppinger Hütte. Flat crossings, short descents and steep ramps alternate, again and again it is necessary to run concentrated uphill. The view in the direction of the train is all the more beautiful and rewarded for all your efforts. Twice, there are more than 300 vertical metres to the top before one finally reaches the Göppinger Hütte. From here it goes down again to the Älpele and over the beautiful Lechweg back to the starting point in Zug.

    Start Fishpond Zug
    Coordinates:
    Geogr. 47.198622 N 10.110851 E
    Destination Fishpond Zug
  • 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.