homeFormarinjoch (Formarinalpe)
Formarinjoch (Formarinalpe) Height Climbing height - length
Formarinalpe sign 1874m
427m - 12.9 km (Lech); 800m - 30.8 km (Steeg); 943m - 53.5 km (after Elmen)
Difficulty Beauty
2-3 (5) 3-4 (5)
How to get there This road is a cul-de-sac road to Formarinsee and starts in Lech (1444m) on the north side of the Flexenpass (1773m) road. One could start further down above Elmen (979m), if coming down from Hahntennjoch (1894m), but the real climb starts only later in Steeg (1122m). One turns off the road up to Hochtannbergpass (1676m) at Warth (1495m). The climb is never steep until Zug (1510m). The climb from Zug is on a toll road where the only motorised vehicles allowed in the Summer between 8-16:30 are the local buses. As you will (!) meet a bus there at least once or twice and the road is very narrow with places where it is difficult to see the bus coming, you will need to be careful. It is a bit up and down on the toll road with some steeper ramps.
Other comments The road from Zug to Formarinsee and Spullersee is lovely! One could continue on a gravel road to Raues Joch (1910m) 2.2 km long and the nearby Freiburger Hütte (1916m), but the gravel road is not very good (it also descends a little around the Formarinsee). The views from Raues Joch are, however, very much better than from Formarinjoch! One could also visit nearby Spullersee (1835m) (you will see the road junction in the woods). There are shops and cafés in Lech. Lodging is expensive in Lech.