1st stage: Hirschegg – Lech am Arlberg
distance 31 km, altitude gain in the ascent 2027 hm, altitude gain in the descent 1678 hm
The TRANSALPINE RUN 2021 starts in Hirschegg in Kleinwalsertal. Through the Gemsteltal, the route goes up on the north-eastern side of the Widderstein to the Gemstelpass (1,971m) and on to the V1 at the Widdersteinhütte. A short, steep descent to the Hochtannbergpass leads to the beautiful trails to Körbersee and further down the valley to the V2 at the Schröcken alpine pasture. Now the 2nd ascent of the stage follows. Over the Butzensee up to the Mohnenfluhscharte (2,313m), the highest point of this stage. A steep descent to Oberlech (1,660m) and on to Lech (1,427m), today’s destination.