The Gotthard hotel in Lech am Arlberg is calling all motorbike and convertible car aficionados for an unforgettable summer of mesmerising mountain driving
Thanks to its perfect location, The Gotthard hotel is the ideal starting point and central base to feel the freedom of driving on an open road. Think James Bond circa 1960. If bends, high altitude passes and stunning views are your thing when roaming through the beautiful Austrian Alps, then here are six of the best routes as recommended by hotelier and Lech local Clemens Walch, and how to drive them.
Furkajoch (Round trip). Duration: approximately 2.5hours. Distance: approximately 130km. Route course: Lech – Schröcken – Damüls – Furkajoch (1.761m) – Rankweil – Bludenz – Klostertal – Klösterle – Flexenpass (1.733m) – Lech.
Lechtal – (Round trip). Duration: approximately 4 hours. Distance: approximately 200km. Route course: Lech – Reutte – Lermoos – Fernpass (1.216m) – Nassereith – Imst – back via: Hahntennjoch (1.844m) – Lech.
Around the Ländle Tour (Round trip). Duration: approximately 4 hours. Distance: approximately 170km. Route course: Lech – Hochtannberg – Bregenzerwald – along the Bregenzerwald Cheese routes – Lingenau – Bödele – Dornbirn – Laterns – Furkajoch (1.761m) – Lech.
South Tyrol/Timmelsjoch-Tour (Round trip). Duration: approximately 8 hours. Distance: approximately 400km. Route course: Lech – St. Anton – Landeck – Reschenpass – Meran – Passeiertal – St. Leonhard – Timmelsjoch – Sölden – Umhausen – Haiming – St. Anton – Lech.
Romantic-Tour/Lechtal (Round trip). Duration: approximately 5 hours. Distance: approximately 270km. Route course: Lech – Lechtal – Tannheimertal – Füssen – along the romantic German roads to Oberammergau – Garmisch – Ehrwald – Reutte – Lechtal – Lech.
Silvretta- (Round trip) . Duration: approximately 5.5 hours.Distance: approximately 280km. Route course: Lech – Bregenzerwald – Bludenz – Montafon – Bielerhöhe (2.036 m) – Paznauntal – Galtür – Landeck – Alpe Rauz – Lech.
Prices start from £220 per person for any half board 3-night stay from 18 June to 23 August 2015 per person, or a 7-night stay (same dates) from £522 per person including welcome cocktail, half board – breakfast buffet and dinner, Lech access card, underground car parking space.
Gotthard package includes 3 nights or 7 nights with a King’s breakfast buffet and dinner, welcome cocktail, underground car parking space, free Lech Card.
Flights not included. Starting prices with British Airways London Heathrow – Zurich from £120 with direct Arlberg shuttle bus transfer in winter Friday/Saturday and Sunday. Arlberg Express: https://arlbergexpress.com/en/airport-shuttle-service/
London Gatwick to Innsbruck from £84 return