Due to its moderate length and difficulty, this fixed rope route is also suitable for beginners. The ascent and descent do require a good fitness level, however. For those who do not feel entirely secure, experienced mountain guides are there to help.
From the starting point at the post office, take the free bus to Oberlech. Get off at the terminus "Schlössle". Follow the asphalted road uphill to the right until you reach the viewpoint Tannegg. From here there is a forest road on the right downhill to a bridge. On the other side of the road we continue uphill to the Gaisbühelalpe. Over colourful mountain meadows, the trail climbs slowly uphill and downhill to Auenfeldsattel. Here you turn right and follow the path uphill to a fork. From here, you follow the narrow path uphill through the rugged rock until you reach the summit of the Karhorn (2,416 m) and back along the same path or via Bürstegg to the "Bodenalpe"bus stop.
Special features: Besides the obligatory hiking equipment, a rope climbing set and helmet must be taken along.
Sights: Vorarlberg’s first fixed rope route ever was installed on the eastern ridge of the distinctive Karhorn.
Refreshment stops: Restaurants in Warth, Bürstegg, Bodenalpe and restaurants in Lech am Arlberg.
140 Alpine Emergencies Austria-wide
144 Alpine Emergencies Vorarlberg
112 Eruo emergency call (works with any mobile phone/network)
Good footwear (ankle high, profile sole), rain protection, Lech Card and bus timetable.
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.
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.