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Geology hike ”Rüfikopf"

Nature Trail · Arlberg
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  • Monzabonsee
    / Monzabonsee
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Megalodonten
    Photo: Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
  • / Geoweg
    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH, Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
m 2350 2300 2250 2200 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Stacheln von Seeigeln Panoramarestaurant Rüfikopf 07 Monzabonsee Megalodonten Plattenkalk Nautilid
This geological tour takes you on a fantastic journey through time – past the ”stone witnesses” on a trail through the centuries. Discover the secrets of a world that allows us to unlock new dimensions of time
easy
Distance 3.4 km
2:30 h
164 m
165 m
A hiking trail with many geological and historical highlights in the breathtaking landscape of Lech am Arlberg.

Author’s recommendation

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.

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Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH
Update: December 02, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,348 m
Lowest point
2,228 m
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Safety information

EMERGENCY CALL:

140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide

144 Alpine Noträlle Vorarlberg

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

www.vorarlberg.travel/sicherheitstipps

Tips and hints

 

https://www.lechzuers.com/en

 

Start

Rüfiplatz (2,345 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202270, 10.166890
DMS
47°12'08.2"N 10°10'00.8"E
UTM
32T 588377 5228302
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Destination

Rüfiplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hike starting point you see the Rüfikopfbahn cable car to your left. Take the cable car up the (1) Rüfikopf (2,350 m). When you have passed the top station of the Rüfikopfbahn cable car, turn right and follow the sign-posted path through the amazing (2) ”Rüfikopf Plateau” until you reach a wider path that will take you to the (3) Monzabonsee Lake. Here, follow the sign-posted path to your left going uphill to the pass. Then keep going uphill for a short stretch until you reach a wide alpine path. Turn right and follow the path back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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.

Getting there

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.

Parking

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. Opening hours 07:00 - 20:00 o' clock.

Coordinates

DD
47.202270, 10.166890
DMS
47°12'08.2"N 10°10'00.8"E
UTM
32T 588377 5228302
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The accompanying brochure is available at Lech Zuers Tourismus for EUR 5, -.

Author’s map recommendations

A hiking map of the region is available at Lech Zürs Tourismus at € 7,00.

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Equipment

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

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Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH

Hinweis für alle Wanderer & Bergsteiger vom 16.06.2019:

Aufgrund der Schneesituation (Altschneefelder und vereiste Passagen) sind viele Wanderungen im Tourengebiet von Lech Zürs am Arlberg aktuell nicht begehbar. Für Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an die Lech Zürs Information:

 

info@lechzuers.com

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Wir bitten Sie, keine Risiken einzugehen und die aktuellen Bedingungen richtig einzuschätzen!

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
164 m
Descent
165 m
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