Excursion destinations and experiences

Historical Arlberg: St. Anton am Arlberg Ski and Local Heritage Museum

The Arlberg is considered the cradle of ski sports. Somehow it all began in 1895 with a priest and his search for an effective means of transport through the masses of snow on the Arlberg. He undertook the first ski tour from Warth to Lech with two boards attached to his legs. The triumph of the skis took its course. The first ski school and the first ski association were established on the Arlberg. A visit to the St. Anton Ski and Local Heritage Museum is therefore a must for skiing fans.

© Lech Zuers Tourismus / Kirstin Toedtling

The White Ring: cult ski race in Lech

Whether as a participant on the slope or as a cheering spectator at the finish line, the adrenaline of everyone involved in the legendary "White Ring" and the speed race is sure to skyrocket. The "people's ski race" is an annual highlight in Lech and requires not only plenty of stamina but also perfect technique from the racers. Around 1000 athletes - professionals and amateurs - compete every year, racing across 22 kilometres of slopes and more than 5,500 metres of altitude difference. A spectacular race in a class of its own!

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Arlberg and Sonnenkopf freeride paradise

Virgin deep snow slopes as far as the eye can see! The blue sky and the bright sun above… Can you feel the tingling sensation before it all begins? No wonder the Arlberg, with its more than 200 kilometres of powder runs, is considered Austria's freeride paradise. And best of all: many deep powder snow slopes can be easily reached using the lift from Lech and Zürs. The Sonnenkopf ski resort at the end of the Kloster Valley is an insider tip among freeriders.

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Oase-K77: immerse yourself in archaic living environments

Oase-K77 is a place of tranquillity and focus in the heart of Klösterle. Habitual users of smartphones and those at risk of burnout can switch off in the midst of the fresh mountain air and the freedom of the Alps. Children and adults learn old crafts such as forging iron, baking bread in a clay oven or making leather or fabric accessories in the Celtic style with their own hands. The Oase-K77 captivates with an outdoor children's camp, Indian day, Alpine water park and one of the largest 3D hunting bow courses in Europe. You can also perfect your archery skills indoors in the "Bogahalla" archery complex covering 600m2. 

The Alps - paradise of mountain passes

The wind in your hair and the breathtaking mountain panorama never far away - this is pure freedom! The AlpinLodges are a popular starting point for motorbikers looking for the most beautiful tours in the biker's paradise of the Alps. More

Skyspace Lech: where the sky and earth come together

The American artist James Turrell created the Skyspace Lech in 2018. Turrell is one of the most important contemporary artists and is known for his light and space installations. He has been working with different manifestations of natural and artificial light since the 1960s and makes them sensually perceptible for the viewer. The Skyspace in Lech is situated at an altitude of 1,780 metres near the Alpe "Tannegg" and can be visited all year round.

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Bludenz-Braz golf club

The 18-hole golf course in Bludenz-Braz is nestled harmoniously in the dreamlike setting of the Alps. Golf lovers can look forward to a very special kind of gaming experience here. It is the perfect combination of sport, nature and cuisine that makes golfing in Bludenz-Braz a true highlight for advanced golfers and beginners. 

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The Green Ring: fascinating themed trail

The Green Ring is a unique hiking trail that passes jewels of nature and breathtaking panoramic views. Step into the mysterious world of the Taurin, the giant, and other legendary places. Marvel at a door that suddenly opens up in the middle of the landscape. A three-day hike through the Lech mountain landscape, where nothing will surprise you by the end!

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City trips to Bregenz, Bludenz or Innsbruck

The Vorarlberg state capital of Bregenz is only 50 minutes away from Klösterle by car. The famous Bregenz Festival takes place directly on Lake Constance every year with high-calibre music theatre. The Kunsthaus Bregenz is known far beyond Vorarlberg's borders for its prestigious exhibition programme of contemporary art.

Tyrol's state capital of Innsbruck is around 90 minutes away from Klösterle by car and offers a variety of attractions including the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), the Bergisel ski jump or the Alpine Zoo. Next is the historic town of Bludenz, which is always worth a visit with its charming cafés, markets and restaurants. History enthusiasts will get to know the small Alpine town in a very special light while on a guided tour with a night watchman. 

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Pure relaxation in the Vorarlberg salt cave

Recharge your batteries in the maritime air of the Arlberg? Well why not pay a visit to the salt cave in Dalaas, Europe's largest artificial salt cave. A sea-like climate is created here thanks to the approx. 44 tonnes of Himalayan salt and a special ventilation system. A 45-minute session in the cave is equivalent to spending a day at the seaside. A special wellness highlight with a health-promoting, feel-good effect.

© Vorarlberg Tourismus / Florian Strigel

Mountain biking in the Kloster Valley

Step on the pedals and experience soothing nature from a new perspective! You can whiz over hill and dale, through Alpine pastures, passing blooming mountain meadows or rushing streams in the Kloster Valley. For tours, we recommend the leisurely Kloster Valley cycle path, the panoramic Itonskopf circular tour with views overlooking the Montafon Valley or the challenging 2-valley tour from the Sonnenkopf. Experienced and novice cyclists can pedal to their heart's content in the nearby Bikepark Brandnertal, taking in freeride and downhill trails, while professional guides demonstrate the most important tricks.

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