An overview of some popular hiking tours
Whether you opt for a relaxing walk around the Lünersee or a challenging summit tour, the hiking region in the Rätikon offers hikers and climbers great variety.
“Here you will become a border crosser, since the national border between Vorarlberg and Switzerland runs directly over the summit of the massif.”
Schesaplana - the queen of the Rätikon
From the Lünersee summit station, you walk along the lake towards the west, then right up to the Totalphütte, past the small Totalp lake and the customs post Schesaplana on the Schesaplana bridge. From here, it is only 55 m to the 2,965-metre-high Schesaplana summit. There you can enjoy the divine 360° mountain panorama - and inevitably cross the border. You can then return by the same route.
Distance: 10.7 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours from the Lünersee summit station
Dining and refreshment options: Douglass Hütte, Totalphütte
Gafalljoch viewing point
From the summit station, the hiking trail heads towards the Lünersee loop trail. At the Lünersee Alpine pasture you turn towards Switzerland and walk for approx. 30 minutes to Gafalljoch, which is clearly visible from a good distance. Once you have reached it, you have a divine view of Switzerland and the Lünersee. Directly on the border between Austria and Switzerland at 2,222 m above sea level you can let your soul breath and enjoy the view. You can return via the same route or alternatively choose the other bank of the Lünersee.
Distance: 8.7 km
Walking time: approx. 3 hours
Degree of difficulty: medium
Dining and refreshment options: Douglass Hütte, Alpe Lünersee