In the Lech Zürs am Arlberg region and surrounding area, numerous mountain biking routes of all difficulty ratings await bikers on a mountain biking holiday in the Austrian Alps.
From the easy ‘Einroll-Route’ to the Formarinsee lake and Freiburger Hütte to extreme mountain biking tours into the Kleine Walsertal valley or to the Itonskopf where even die-hard bikers have to carry their bikes from time to time.
Comfortable / normal mountain biking tour for leisure cyclists
There are also various easier routes available for beginners to mountain biking and cyclists who prefer a more leisurely pace. These include the tour to the Spullersee lake which runs over a length of 30 km and covers an altitude difference of around 400 m from Lech via Zug and along the car-free Zugertal toll road to the Spullersee lake and then back to the start.
The route around the Karhorn by contrast requires a good level of fitness and basic cycling skills. The terrain of the approx. 28 km long route does not impose any further demands in itself. Various single trails complete this beautiful cycling tour which has plenty to offer both in terms of cycling skills and landscapes.
Mountain biking trails at the Arlberg for fit riders
You will require more experience for a tour on the 2,000 m high Kriegersattel. The route is somewhat shorter at 13 km long yet still presents a real challenge for even experienced mountain bikers. Even the approach takes it out of you, reaching a 24% gradient in places. Once at the peak, you can enjoy fantastic views of the Arlberg region around Lech. There is also a beautiful nature protection area and the Lech Wall which eternalises the names of Lech’s residents. After a refreshment break at the Kriegeralpe, it’s on back to the Zuger Tobel with a gradient of up to 25% and from here back via Zug to Lech.
The Enzianrunde route is recommended for hard-core bikers – an extremely difficult one-day tour. The route extends over around 82 km and 2950 m of altitude and passes through Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Allgäu in Bavaria. The tour offers everything you could every want from numerous fantastic trails to beautiful mountain excursions and various sections where you will have to push or carry your bike. There are various versions of the Enzianrunde but nothing changes the fact that this tour is certainly a very difficult undertaking.
Burgwald Trail in Lech am Arlberg (downhill / endurance route)
The Burgwald Trail is an additional attraction for all biking fans. The first official freeriding and endurance route in Vorarlberg offers freeriding fun for both beginners and experienced mountain bikers.
There are three different routes (easy to extreme) offering something for every ability level. The highlights are the 50 m long Anaconda-North Shore Element, the Skinny Boardwalk and the Patrese Sprung with its subsequent double road gap.
Mountain bike hire on-site
Visitors who do not wish to bring their own mountain bike with them can hire a bike on-site. Special downhill / endurance bikes are also available for use on the Burgwald Trail. And there is a bike wash point at the valley station of the Lech-Oberlech mountain railway. This must be used if you wish to transport a muddy bike to Oberlech using the cable car.
4-star superior Burg Hotel Oberlech – your biking hotel on the Arlberg
The unique location of the Burg Hotel at the heart of the Alps and its close proximity to many mountain biking routes make this an ideal biking hotel on the Arlberg. Of course, mountain biking excursions can be combined with a walking holiday or used to add variety to a family holiday but die-hard mountain bikers will also find plenty of routes in the surrounding peaks where they can spend a weekend or a whole week biking.
Bikes can be securely stored in the bike store and if you wish, you can set off on the Burgwald Trail right from the hotel.
Mountain bikes and helmets are available for guests to hire free-of-charge.
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