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Komoot Pioneers discover St. Anton am Arlberg

Collection by St. Anton am Arlberg

In July 2018, the breathtakingly beautiful Alpine playground of St. Anton am Arlberg invited four komoot Pioneers on an adventure in the mountains. Over the course of four days, Jan, Jochen, Sigi and Klaus did it all as they explored this picturesque landscape by bike and by foot. They hiked up to watch the sunrise from the summit of the Galzig, explored the picturesque recesses of the Rosanna Gorge, visited the beautiful surroundings of the Konstanzer Hut and cycled the breathtaking (literally) Albergpass. This Collection showcases the routes, the stories and the Highlights of that adventure—ready for you to follow in their pioneering footsteps.

St. Anton am Arlberg is an Alpine village nestled on the border of the Austrian regions of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. Famous for being one of world’s premier ski resorts—and for being the birthplace of the famous Arlberg skiing technique—there’s no shortage of adventure here as soon as there’s fresh powder on the pistes. But while St. Anton is proud of its international skiing reputation, it overshadows what’s hiding under the snow— jaw-dropping hiking, road cycling and mountain biking Highlights that can only be discovered in the snow-free seasons.

If you wanna find out more about the Pioneers and their weekend in St. Anton, read about it on our blog
blog.komoot.com/pioneers-everyday-explorers/12143 ‎and watch the video

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:08
    9.41 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    komoot Pioneer Kauai has described the tour for you here:The tour starts at the Tourist Office St. Anton am Arlberg. Nearby are the train station and the bus station.From there we leave the village in a westerly direction and walk along the Rosanna. The river of Rosanna soon becomes wilder and we are already in Rosanna gorge. This beautiful stretch of road goes past rock faces and is partially secured with a steel cable and a railing. Nevertheless the way is suitable for the whole family.A little way after the gorge we cross the Rosanna on a wooden bridge. Now we enter alpine terrain and depending on the season we can meet horses and donkeys. Here the trail begins to become steeper and it leads us through alpine noise and Swiss stone pine forests until we arrive on the free saddle head at 1985m.An ideal place for a break with a wonderful view of St. Anton and its mountains. The descent begins on the other side of the mountain and leads us to the Tritschalpe after approx. 250m, a welcome refreshment stop.The way back in the Moostal, always in sight of the Moosbach, initially goes over a wide track. Near a small dam, we leave it and go back on narrower paths, which also include a barefoot path.The last part of the way we leave the forest again and have a nice view of St. Anton.Follow Kauai on his hikes: komoot.com/user/37862976691

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  • Difficult
    03:46
    18.3 mi
    4.9 mph
    4,150 ft
    4,150 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    komoot Pioneer iCycle has summarized the tour for you:Starting point of the tour to Darmstädter Hütte is the center of St. Anton. From there the path branches off directly at the Rendlbahn valley station and crosses the (partly busy) main street over a bridge. After just a few meters, a strong climb starts along the ski slope out of the valley.A short time later you reach the Moosbachtal. Luckily, this section is a bit flatter. Not far away is a trip to the Tritschalpe. At the short rest there is homemade yogurt and other refreshments!Continue up the Moosbach. Here you can already see the dam, which is climbed with another strong climb. The stop-off reward is the magnificently located Kartellspeicher, which is framed by its turquoise-blue waters impressively by the surrounding mountains. From the dam you can see at the end of the valley the way that still has to be denied. Along the reservoir there are always impressive pictures.The goal, the Darmstädter Hütte is now within reach and the last tough climbs are soon made! Here you can enjoy the well-earned rest.
    We made the tour in the afternoon, the departure is particularly attractive due to the light and shadow games.
    Due to the partly steep slopes, the tour is a recommendation especially with the e-bike!Fogle iCycle on its bike tours: komoot.com/user/305348172140

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  • Difficult
    02:21
    4.11 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    komoot Pioneer iCycle describes here for once not a bike ride but a wonderful little hike for you:Starting point for the sunrise walk on the Galzig is the valley station of the St. Christophbahn in the same place on the Arlberg Pass.From St. Anton you can reach St. Christoph in about 20 minutes. After a short warm-up in the still cold night you go straight on the well signposted way direction Galzig-Bahn (mountain station). Depending on the moon, the taking of a flashlight is highly recommended ;-).The only about 400 vertical meters are made quickly. Before the highest point (Galzig) of the tour, it goes past the mountain station of the Galzig Railway. With a magnificent view of the valley to St. Anton, the sun finally comes out.You are looking forward to the first warming sunbeams and enjoy the moment. Also the first illuminated mountains e.g. Patteriol in the south and the western mountain chain are at their best.The descent back to St. Christoph is then also entertaining and the joy of a well-deserved breakfast is great!Check out iCycle's fantastic photos of his tours at komoot.com/user/305348172140

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  • Intermediate
    01:56
    3.27 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    0 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    komoot Pioneer Jochen briefly described the tour for you:Starting point of the tour are the two adjacent valley stations of the Gampen- and the Galzigbahn. After a few hundred meters you pass the home and ski museum past the Steissbach gorge. On boardwalks, over bridges and along several small waterfalls one overcomes here in the ravine the first height meters of the tour.Before leaving the local area of ​​St. Anton, a stop at the Sennhütte is recommended. Great view from the terrace - on the lawn next door is an Edelweiss emblem - which was shaped with about 80,000 edelweiss flowers - Guinness World Record!The hikers also expect various curiosities such as a monster tree, a four-poster bed or a moor landscape. From the turn to the Arlberg tunnel ventilation shaft Maienwasen it is then steeper. Passing through forest, on a ski slope and past the valley station of the Zammermoosbahn, you reach the mouth of the Mattunbach in the Steissbach. From there, a narrow, steep trail leads the last section up to the Gampen.Once at the top you can enjoy the beautiful view on the terrace of the restaurant Himmeleck. Here you can think about whether you then go back to St. Anton by gondola or the tour by foot or train still extended to the higher Kapall.Follow Jochen's outdoor adventures: komoot.com/user/103558759582

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  • Intermediate
    01:55
    13.5 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    komoot Pioneer Jochen has run his first e-mountain bike tour here for you a little more closely.The trip to the good Konstanzer hut is a really nice tour with numerous scenic views and a great track.
     
    After the steeper start in St. Anton, the tour proceeds relatively moderately up to a later following short serpentine passage. On wide, initially asphalted forest roads through the Rosanna gorge. The beautiful roar of the mountain river is always in your ears.
    Particularly impressive is the last section - the goal in mind with the majestic enthroned Patteriol in the background. During a leisurely break at the Konstanzer Hütte you can continue to marvel at this impressive peak and the surrounding mountains.On the way back to St. Anton, a short stop on the Verwallsee offers a glimpse of the Caribbean with its dreamlike turquoise waters. Here, the wild waters of the Rosanna are tamed and dammed for a short time - before they plunge again down the weir into the further course of the river below the new suspension bridge.Other highlights on the way back to St. Anton are a bike tunnel, which leads through the rock for about 100 meters or the Eldorado Bike Area, where you can also exhaust yourself at will and before you can downhill to St. Anton goes.Follow Jochen on his komoot profile komoot.com/user/103558759582

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  • Difficult
    02:03
    16.7 mi
    8.2 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    komoot Pioneer Huntsman has completed the short and crisp road bike tour and lets you pass review here again.The tour starts in the center of St. Anton, very close to the train station and the bus station, so you can easily travel by public transport.The route then leads past the valley station of the Rendlbahn to the old Arlbergstraße. The road is mostly in good condition and the traffic is moderate. Half way there is a very nice view to the mighty Patteriol.Through the Heinrich tunnel it then goes to the pass at 1 780mNN. Here you can then also briefly with a refreshment or a sweet bite strengthen.The descent to Stuben takes place in beautiful serpentines into the Alfenztal. The view of the valley is breathtaking, especially as the sun sets in the west. Back goes with reversed height profile then on the same route.Due to the partially stronger slopes I put the tour more conditionally fit drivers to the heart.Follow Huntsman on his adventures komoot.com/user/458049119148

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    65.4 mi
  • Duration
    17:10 h
  • Elevation
    14,150 ft