Reach new heights on this awesome one day trek: Chair lift rides conveniently whisk you up to the essence of high Alpine hiking, 2,300 meters above sea level. This difficult walk should only be attempted by those who are sure footed and physically fit and have a good head for heights. The 10-kilometer long trail takes you from St. Anton to Leutkircher Hut and brings you back to your point of departure within four hours. Delicious and hearty Tirolese specialties enjoyed on the lovely hut will give you the energy for more walking action and the return to St. Anton. Every year during the spring and summer months there is a spectacle of blooms and abundance of color as the wildflowers appear. And you could be really lucky and spot an eagle soaring high above.
St. Anton am Arlberg
St. Anton am Arlberg
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular Hike
difficult (black trails)
Elevation uphill 150 m
Vertical descent 1,150 m
From St. Anton, take a scenic chair lift ride to the top of Gampen Mountain. From there, ride the chair lift to the top of Kapall Mountain.
From the top of the chair lift, head northwards and follow the first path that forks off to the east. The trail winds down across steep scree slopes. Eventually, the trail gently descends eastwards to Almajurjoch Saddle and later climbs to Leutkircher Hut. From the hut, gently walk down to the valley on a singletrack trail across meadows, heading towards St. Anton. At the fork, follow the signs saying “St. Anton”. Soon, the route runs through dwarf pines and enters the woods. Some distance ahead, the singletrack trail turns onto a forest road. Descend on this forest road and walk down along the stream (parts of the descent are rather steep). At the sled run, the forest road turns onto a paved road. Cross the stream on the bridge and bear right along the paved road that will take you to St. Anton within a few minutes.
Strongly Recommended: Atop Kapall Mountain, at an elevation of 2,330 meters, you are strongly recommended to take some time to get an eagle's eye view of the mountains at the Eagle View Overlook, a special sightseeing telescope viewer. Offering breathtaking 360° views of the surrounding ranges, it will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you.