Away from the hiking trails: Recreational opportunities in St. Anton am Arlberg

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Away from the hiking trails: Recreational opportunities in St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg is a hiking paradise with more than 300 km of marked hiking trails. Read here what you can discover off the hiking trails in St. Anton.

Boasting dark green forests, colourful alpine meadows and mighty rocky peaks with the Valluga standing out as the highest point at 2,809 m high, you wouldn’t be surprised to meet Heidi at an alpine hut. But what are the options in bad weather or if you want to rest your aching muscles? Of course, toughing it out is one possibility, but not the only one! In and around the design hotel Arlmont in St. Anton am Arlberg there is much to discover both indoors and outdoors, away from over 300 kilometres of hiking trails. 

Walking on sunshine: Full-body workout in nature 

Not only professional athletes know that high-altitude exercising is particularly effective. St. Anton am Arlberg, which is situated at an elevation of 1,300 metres, provides access to countless paths climbing up to higher terrain, most of which are suitable for walking and running. Nordic walking, which involves a specific range of movements similar to cross-country skiing, is an excellent full-body workout that is good for the heart and circulation. Are you new to the sport? Qualified fitness coaches offer taster courses teaching the first steps and the right technique. If you prefer to set out on your own, we recommend the 10-kilometre long Verwall tour or the 22-kilometre long route through the Stanzertal

Two wheels for every (mountain) situation 

Winter is made for skiing, and summer means getting your bike out, a piece of sports equipment with a high fun factor. Road cyclists tackle the great Arlberg round over alpine roads and passes. Mountain bikers choose from over 200 kilometres of signposted routes ranging from easy climbs to challenging trails in alpine terrain. Pushing the pedals on an electric bike is like a touch of magic with the motor giving your leg muscles a proper boost. There is a variety of daily tours available with experienced e-bike guides sharing tips and revealing the most beautiful spots. 

 Close to heaven at the Arlberg 

Most people are not keen on losing touch to the ground. In St. Anton am Arlberg, however, leaving the solid ground is a must-do experience. After all, paragliding affords an eagle’s eye view of the gigantic Lechtal Alps and the Verwall. Do you prefer staying closer to the ground? The high and low ropes courses in the traffic-free Verwalltal provide a gentle approach to lofty heights. Up to seven metres above the ground you scramble past trees and negotiate eight stations where keeping your balance is key. The region’s via ferratas are very demanding and require nerves of steel, strength and courage. Seasoned climbers who are looking for the ultimate challenge will find 73 sport climbing routes and twelve multi-pitch routes. 

A different kind of cooling off: Thrilling water adventures 

Tranquil lakes, wild rivers and rushing gorges - especially in the mountains water has many manifestations. The different bodies of water can be experienced kayaking, rafting, canyoning or tubing. The Arlberg region offers guided whitewater tours for beginners and advanced rafters. All activities let visitors discover untouched natural landscapes which they could never access without a floating device. Fishing is the exact opposite of fast-paced, 

action-packed sport. It can take a while until the fish bite and being quiet is important. Anglers can try their luck in St. Anton, Pettneu/Schnann and Flirsch. The Rosanna river and the Verwallsee lake have brown and rainbow trout


A range of recreational activities in the centre of St. Anton 

Sometimes leisure activities are closer than you think, or more precisely, right on the doorstep of the hiking hotel Arlmont: The nine-hole golf course is within a few minutes’ walk. The pros refine their tee shot, and beginners expand both their vocabulary and their skills while practicing how to putt, pitch and chip. Looking for indoor activities? Just take a stroll through the village and you'll find yourself in front of arl.rock, a state-of-the-art sports hall. Tennis, squash, bouldering, volleyball, indoor football, bowling - everything is possible and the indoor trampoline hall arl.park provides exhilarating jump experiences.

Time for a break – time for wellness at the Hotel Arlmont 

It’s hard to top the proximity of the golf course and sports hall, but not impossible. The all-round relaxation package at the wellness hotel Arlmont includes yoga, rooftop pool, sun terrace, massages, sauna area – there is no better way to take a break from hiking than relaxing at the design hotel. The wellness area, perfect to give your body a quick post-hike recovery, is an oasis of well-being that you never want to leave. At least until the colourful, regional culinary creations of the hotel’s gourmet restaurant beckon. After all, you need to refuel for tomorrow’s mountain adventures and activities…

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