in St. Anton am Arlberg
Headlong into the mountain summer
St. Anton is renowned around the world as the birthplace of skiing. It is far less well-known that St. Anton is also a delightful place to enjoy a summer holiday. Summer in St. Anton is perfect for sports’ enthusiasts, nature lovers and anyone just seeking a rejuvenating and stimulating holiday. With its rural alpine setting, St. Anton offers stunning views of the imposing mountain ranges that surround it, extensive hiking and biking trails, numerous options for climbers and mountaineers, idyllic forests and alpine pastures, welcoming alpine huts where you can sample the local cuisine, and much, much more. Whatever your passion, the Arlen Lodge Hotel in St. Anton is the perfect place to escape to in summer, a place to take some downtime, to earth yourself, to experience the mountain environment with all your senses, and ... to just breathe!
Explore our extensive network of hiking paths, with its some 300 kilometres of tracks at all different levels of difficulty. Challenge yourself with a demanding hike to a mountain peak to enjoy the splendid panoramic views or take a leisurely walk along the valley floor next to the river to experience nature first-hand. Use the cable cars of the Arlberg Lift Company to take you up the mountain and commence your walk in the crisp mountain air or step out the door of the Arlen Lodge Hotel and start your summer walk right here. Drop into an Alpine hut for refreshments and to experience the local hospitality and cuisine. Let the Arlen Lodge be the gateway to your hiking adventure!
Whether you prefer a road bike, a mountain bike or an e-bike, St. Anton am Arlberg has something for everyone. The village offers a far-reaching network of some 350 kilometres of picturesque tracks suitable for mountain biking, at a range of levels from relaxing to challenging and everything in between. Leisurely wind your way along forest paths, past lush pastures and pristine mountain lakes or challenge yourself on a steep and demanding route with spectacular views. Use pure muscle power or boost your performance with an e-bike. Dedicated cyclists will appreciate the range of challenging routes and tours that wind their way up and down the mountains throughout the region. In the bike areal in Verwall you can test your skills on a circuit of turns and obstacles, sample the Pump Track, or try out the E-Trail.
The St. Anton Summer Card gives you access to a range of activities and facilities, helping you to explore this wonderful region. The Summer Card is free if charge with your first overnight stay and valid until the day of your departure. It offers a range of free activities and services such as use of the cable cars and lifts for one day, one pool admission, participation in a guided hiking tour, a yoga class, an archery session, and one green fee for the St. Anton am Arlberg 9-hole golf course, located right next to the Arlen Lodge. It also offers a 20-euro discount on the hire of an e-bike. And for even more fun, you can upgrade to the St. Anton Premium Card.
The high mountain peaks that surround St. Anton am Arlberg offer a range of challenges for experienced climbers. The Arlberg’s via ferrate is considered one of the most difficult routes in the Alps. Around 3 kilometres in length and reaching altitudes of 2,500 metres, this high alpine route has some 2,000 metres of steel cables, 1,050 rope clamps and 500 hooks to assist with the climb. The high and low rope courses in Verwall and the indoor climbing facilities at arl.rock offer fun alternatives to the dizzying heights of the Alpine peaks.
Your host Annalisa is both a qualified mountain hiking guide and a qualified yoga teacher, with years of experience on both sides of the Arlberg. She is happy to assist you with private guiding and yoga trails, as well as with advice and tips when you are planning your activities.
Enjoying the outdoors and practicing your favourite sports in beautiful natural environments, while breathing in the fresh mountain air, is both inspiring and beneficial to your health. Due to its location, high in the Alps, surrounded by imposing mountain peaks, St. Anton am Arlberg offers a versatile environment for active and athletic guests.