Active vacation in Lech - summer vacation Hotel Sandhof **** Lech



Hotel Sandhof in Lech is the ideal basecamp for your hiking holiday in Vorarlberg. 350 km of marked hiking trails to rustic huts and scenic lakes around the Arlberg promise an eventful mountain summer in the region of Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Easy-going hikes for families and challenging hiking tours for altitude gatherers can both be found in the hiking worlds of Lech Zürs. The panoramas and views couldn’t be any more diverse – rolling hills and blossoming alpine meadows, deep-green mountain forests and imposing mountain summits.

Cable cars and My Lech Card

Start your day of hiking directly from the hotel

  • Walks and round paths in Lech and along the banks of the river Lech.
  • Hike along the first stage of the Lechweg: from Lech to the Lech river spring at the Formarinsee lake – go back to Lech by bus
  • Around the Karhorn: go from Lech to the Bodenalpe (a 400-year-old farmhouse), then on to Bürstegg (a former Walser settlement) and to the Steffisalpe near Warth. Hike back to the Skyspace in Oberlech via the Auenfelder and Auenfelder Hütte, and back to the starting point in Lech.
  • From Lech to the Rüfispitze (2,632 m): either take the Rüfibahn to the Rüfikopf mountain station and then hike to the Rüfispitze, or take the path via Wösertal with a waterfall in the valley end, then onward to the Ochsengümpel and finally to the summit. Go back down with the Rüfibahn.
  • Fixed rope route on the Karhorn: via the fixed rope route (difficulty level B/C) onto the Karhorn (2,416 m) with a panoramic view as far as Valluga, Säntis and the Allgäu Alps.
  • A hike with a lot of views leads from Zech onto the Hasenfluh (2,534 m): either across the Wiesele or by bus to Zürs and then up with the Seekopflift cable car.
  • Seeing the sunrise or sunset on the Mohnenfluh (2,542 m) is a special experience.
  • Don’t miss out on the hiking trails on the Tannberg: a family-friendly hike from Lech via Oberlech to the Gaisbühelalpe and through the stunning Auenfeld to the deep-blue Körbersee lake, further downhill to the Kalbelesee lake. From here the bus takes you back to Lech.
  • Don’t miss the hiking trails at the Zürersee lake.
  • You can find more tours in the online tour portal of Lech Zürs.

Cable cars and My Lech Card

The entire hiking offer of Lech Zürs is available to you with the My Lech Card. Among other benefits you get to use the lifts in Lech, Zürs and Warth, and the hiking bus to the lakes Formarinsee or Spullersee free of charge.
  • Comfortably cover several altitude metres with the Lech summer cable cars and easily reach the starting points for glorious hikes or huts and mountain restaurants with grand views.
  • Well-known destinations, such as Rüfispitze, Rud-Alpe or Kriegerhorn, can be reached with the cable cars Rüfikopf-Seilbahn, Bergbahn Oberlech or Petersbodenbahn.

Delicious & panoramic

Hikes to huts and alps

Whether you’re hiking to a hut with the family or making a rest stop after a strenuous mountain tour, if you want to get to know all the huts and alps of the hiking world of Lech Zürs and sample all the culinary treats, you will need several days.


Our suggestions & recommendations:

  • Bodenalpe (1,430 m): the Bodenalpe was established 400 years ago and enchants today with its particularly beautiful architecture and great ambiance. You must try the Gröstel and the steaks here.
  • Kriegeralpe (1,997 m): dairy farming takes place on the Kriegeralpe in summer with butter, curd, cream and alp cheese produced in the alp’s own alpine dairy. The Kässpätzle are highly recommended and you can get the best Kaiserschmarren here.
  • Rud Alpe (1,560 m): families can easily reach this destination via the Arlenzauberweg from the Oberlech mountain station. There’s a water playground and a petting zoo for the children while the parents can enjoy the sun and the views on the terrace.
  • Auenfeldhütte (1,762 m): the Auenfelder Hütte is also known as the Knödelhütte (‘dumpling hut’). The rustic mountain inn is situated amidst the impressive nature of the Hochtannberg. The hut is accessible by pram and is the starting point for hikes onto the Mohnenfluh or Karhorn. It is located on the themed trail.
  • Göppinger Hütte (2,245 m): this hut is on the Gamsboden, a unique high plateau between the Upper Lechtal and the Grosse Walsertal. You will find the peace of nature here far away from the noise and hustle and bustle. Accessible from Lech via the “Unteres Älpele” and “Märchenwiese” or on a hut hike via Oberlech and the Kriegeralpe.
  • Stuttgarter Hütte (2,310 m): the view from the hut high above Zürs on the Krabachjoch is truly amazing. Accessible from Lech via Rüfikopf, Monzabonjoch, Ochselgümpelkar and Rauhekopfscharte.

Collecting points for the Arlberg hiking pin!

The Arlberg hiking pin is both a piece of memorabilia and a trophy. The Arlberg hiking pass, with 48 destinations and hikes in the Lech Zürs region, was established in the summer of 2020. Every destination reached, be it hut or summit, is rewarded with points. Having reached a certain number of points, you receive a hiking pin (from bronze to gold). The points are collected via a smartphone app – a digital hiking passport.