Alpencross through Vorarlberg | Klostertal

Distance78,4 km

Elevation gain2688 m

LevelDifficult

Duration12:00 h

Distance78,4 km

Elevation gain2688 m

LevelDifficult

Duration12:00 h

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Alpencross through Vorarlberg | Klostertal

The Transalp route from Oberstdorf to Lake Garda leads in stages through the eastern part of Vorarlberg. Bikers arrive in Warth via the Schrofen Pass. Via Lech, Dalaas and Silbertal you ride to the Heilbronner Hut and on to Galtür.

From Warth follow the road in the direction of Lech. In the center of Lech turn right to Zug. From Zug through the valley in the direction of Formarinsee. Continue straight on in the wooded area (on the left is the Spullersee) until you reach the Formarin Alpe. From there to the Formarinsee, circle it halfway until you reach the Freiburger Hütte. From the hut, you now take a steep goods road to the Rauher Staffel alpine pasture and continue on a single trail to Dalaas. This section of the trail is very demanding, only below 1200m you get back on the goods road down to Dalaas. To the right of the Kristbergsaal starts the next ascent to the Kristbergsattel. From the Kristbergsattel you descend a short distance before continuing eastwards towards Wildried and Wasserstubental. In Wasserstubental downhill towards Gasthof Fellimännle. From here through the rear Silbertal, past the Untere Gafluna Alpe and the Obere Felle Alpe to the Winterjöchle. Here you have to push/carry the bike over the Winterjöchle. In Schönverwalltal, the Transalp route takes you up to the Heilbronner Hütte. From here downhill to Kops and over the Zeinisjoch down to Galtür. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The section "Fellimännle - Silbertaler Winterjöchle" may not be used in the period from 16.09. to 14.06. each year. This section is closed to bikers during this time according to the European Protected Area Verwall.

Equipment

Mountain bike, helmet, rain or sun protection as well as clothing and food for several days.

Route description

Start: Warth centre

End: Village center, Galtür

Warth - Lech - Freiburger Hütte - Dalaas - Kristberg - Silbertal - Heilbronner Hütte - Kops - Galtür

From Warth on the road towards Lech. Lech village center - turn right to Zug. From Zug straight on through the valley. In wooded area straight on (to the left is the Spullersee). Formarin Alpe - shortly after Formarinsee - go halfway around - Freiburger Hütte. From the hut on steep goods road to Alpe Rauher Staffel. Very demanding trail section - below 1200m again on goods road - down to Dalaas. To the right of Kristbergsaal - ascent to Kristbergsattel. South side of Kristbergsattel - short, very steep section - east into Wasserstubental. Valley floor - cross the stream - descent to Silbertal. Gh. Fellimännle - on goods road through the Silbertal - left uphill - Untere Gafluna Alpe - Obere Felle Alpe. Push/carry bike over Winterjöchle - Schönverwalltal. Water catchment of the Rosanna - out of the valley to the main path or carry the bike up to the main path - steeply up the valley - end of the goods road - carry the bike up to the lakes at the Heilbronner hut. Downhill to Kops - pass the Verbella Alpe. Below Kops on path - left up to Zeinisjoch - down to Galtür.

Properties

  • Singletrail/Free ride
  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Transalpine
  • Refreshment stops available

Emergency services

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