Burtschakopf, 2.244 m | Klösterle am Arlberg

Distance10,6 km

Elevation gain683 m

LevelModerate

Duration4:45 h

Distance10,6 km

Elevation gain683 m

LevelModerate

Duration4:45 h

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Burtschakopf, 2.244 m | Klösterle am Arlberg

The start of the tour is at the mountain station of the Sonnenkopf cable car. From here, follow the signposts and trail markings over the Schloßboden uphill towards the Burtschasattel. This hike is accompanied by sensational panoramic views - Arlberg, Lechquelle mountains, Rätikon and the Swiss mountains always in view. From the Burtschasattel the trail now leads over a steep grassy slope and the secured final ridge to the summit (white-blue-white marking).

The last stretch to the summit is very exposed and equipped with a rope belay - therefore only recommended for experienced mountain hikers who are free from vertigo.

At the summit you will have a fabulous panoramic view. The descent is via the Thüringer Schafalpe and via the Höhenweg back to the mountain station of the Sonnenkopf cable car.

Equipment

Strong footwear, warm clothing, rain and sun protection, snack and filled water bottle as well as hiking poles are recommended. Cell phone for emergencies.

Route description

Start: Mountain station Sonnenkopfbahn

End: Mountain station Sonnenkopfbahn

Ascent Sonnenkopfbahn - Mountain station Sonnenkopfbahn - Schloßboden - Burtschasattel - Burtschakopf, 2,244 m - Thüringer Schafalpe - Höhenweg - Mountain station Sonnenkopfbahn.

Properties

  • Scenic
  • Summit route
  • Circular route
  • Cableway ascent/descent
  • Exposed sections
  • Secured passages
  • Ridge traverse

Emergency services

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