Special features: On this hike, you will find the Geoweg logo (a mollusc) at each geological site of interest, along with a number and a capital letter for identification.
The accompanying brochure is available at the Lech Zürs Tourist Office and from the valley and summit stations of the Rüfikopf cable car. It costs € 5.–.
Sights: ”Stone witnesses” – the sites of interest along the Geoweg adhere to the chronology of the history of the Earth as far as possible. In addition to a range of rock strata, a number of fossils can also be admired.
Refreshment stops: Panorama restaurant Rüfikopf and restaurants in Lech am Arlberg.
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide
144 Alpine Noträlle Vorarlberg
112 Eruo emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)
Tips and hints
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.
ParkingYou 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. Opening hours 07:00 - 20:00 o' clock.
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Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), rain protection, Lech Card and bus timetable.
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Comfortable clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.