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Lechweg-Path

LONG-DISTANCE HIKING FROM VORARLBERG TO BAVARIA.

Are you looking for a hiking tour that takes you through the magnificent nature of Austria and Germany, as well as through endless, idyllic natural landscapes? Then our long-distance hiking holiday on the Lechweg-Path is just the thing for you. Experience unspoiled nature and hiking fun on the 125 kilometre-long Lechweg-Path. The starting point of this cross-border hiking tour is at the Formarinsee in Lech am Arlberg. From there, the route leads first to Tyrol and finally to the Lech Falls in Allgäu. After eight days in the fresh air, you can re-start your normal life full of vigour.

  • More information and details about hiking on the Lechweg-Path.

Details about the hiking tour on the Lechweg-Path

The starting point of your walking holiday on the Lechweg-Path is in Lech am Arlberg. The start of this multi-faceted active tour is a fantastic circular hike around the Formarinsee. This is exactly where the Lechweg originates at around 1,793 metres. On the following day, the route leads you to Warth and the surrounding area with its natural bathing lake and the highest alpine dairy and butcher's shop in Vorarlberg. The following stage leads to Steeg and on the following day to Elbigenalp, where a particularly adrenaline-pumping highlight awaits you: the crossing of the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Europe. Now the journey leads to Stanzach and further on to Höfen and surroundings, as well as Pflach. On the last day of your walking holiday, you hike across the border into Bavaria. You will already be able to see the picturesque castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein from a distance. The final stage destination is the impressive Lech Falls, as well as Füssen – here you will conclude your eight-day hiking holiday along the Lechweg-Path.

The highlights of the hiking tour along the Lechweg-Path

  • Sparkling Formarinsee: Idyllic, glittering and nestled between countless mountain peaks lies the Formarinsee at an altitude of approximately 1,793 metres. This is where the Lechweg-Path begins.
  • Cross the longest pedestrian bridge in Austria: 200 metres long and suspended 110 metres above the Höhenbach Gorge – spectacular and definitely not for the faint-hearted. From Holzgau to Elbigenalp there is no way around the breathtaking suspension rope bridge.
  • Mystical waterfall: Numerous legends and myths surround the Doser waterfall. No wonder, because it is only active from 23 April to 11 November every year. The rest of the time there is no waterfall to be found here.

Useful information about the Lechweg-Path hiking tour

On this hiking tour in Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria, as well as in Bavaria in Germany, you will always walk on good hiking paths, forest trails and gravel paths. With a little fitness and sure-footedness, this cross-border active holiday will be a wonderful adventure in the midst of nature. You are welcome to shorten the longer stages at any time by bus with the included tickets.

Our hiking tip: Due to the good routing, the hiking holiday on the Lechweg-Path is also ideally suited for hiking with a dog.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

In the morning, the hiking bus takes you to the idyllic Lake Formarinsee, where the Lechweg-path starts at an altitude of about 1793 metres. Enjoy the stupendous view onto the sparkling mountain lake before you proceed via the Lech-riverside path back amidst the mountain world to Lech am Arlberg.

Hotel example: Lärchenhof

approx. 4.5 hours
14 km
50 m
500 m

Initially you walk high above the river through idyllic farmland and across lush mountain meadows before fascinating views deep down into the wild Lech-ravine present themselves. The route ascends gently through the high-altitude forest to the Walser-village Warth, where a natural bathing lake and the highest situated Alpine dairy and butchery invite for a rest. Onwards you proceed across the stream Krumbach to Gehren and now find yourselves on Tyrolean soil. Enjoy the marvellous views into the Lechtal-valley.

Hotel example: Kräuterhotel Der Stern

approx. 5.5 hours
14 km
400 m
400 m

Leisurely on the Jochweg-path always along the Lech riverside until you reach the beautiful village of Holzgau, which is characterised by its colourful painted houses. There a very special highlight awaits with the crossing of one of Europe’s longest and most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges. You proceed across blooming meadows and forest paths to Elbigenalp, the geographic centre of the Lechtal-valley and heartland of the traditional wood craft.

Hotel example: Traditionsgasthof Stern

approx. 5 hours
18 km
380 m
400 m

A picturesque nature reserve leads you to Häselgehr, where we highly recommend you visit the lovely parish church with its opulent interior before continuing with the route uphill to the Doser-waterfall. There are many legends and stories around this mysterious nature phenomenon. Via an high-altitude path with fabulous views onto the ‚wild river‘ you reach Stanzach, a tranquil village situated amidst an amazing mountain world.

Hotel example: Föhrenhof

approx. 5.5 hours
20 km
400 m
550 m

Today the river Lech presents itself once more from its wildest side: you hike across a rugged river landscape, past the Lechzopf to Forchach, where another suspension bridge taunts brave hikers to cross over. Across the Johannesbrücke-bridge and through the Moosberg-nature reserve you hike to Weissenbach, cross the river Rotlech and via gentle riverside paths reach the quiet little village of Höfen.

Hotel example: Die Lilie

approx. 5 hours
19 km
50 m
150 m

Via the panorama path to a beautiful viewpoint. Past the glistening Lake Frauensee you proceed into the ‚Pflacher Au‘. Here you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view onto the wetlands near the river from the so-called ‚Bird Tower‘, a 20-meter high wooden construction. A little later you leave the river Lech and walk through meadows and forests uphill across the border all the way to Bavaria. Soon you can already make out the palaces Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein in front of you in the distance! The impressive Lechfall-waterfall finally marks the end of the Lechweg-path.

Hotel example: Hirsch

approx. 5.5 hours
16 km
400 m
450 m

Characteristics of the route

You walk on easy, well-maintained hiking paths, forest paths and partially also on forest- and gravel roads. For all daily tours a good basic fitness level is required. You always have the option to comfortably cut longer tours short by taking the bus any time. In some parts of the tours some surefootedness is necessary, if required the spectacular suspension bridges can be easily bypassed.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Lech am Arlberg
  Season 1
18.06.2022 - 03.07.2022
29.08.2022 - 25.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
04.07.2022 - 28.08.2022

Arrival daily
Lechweg-Path, 8 days, AT-VBWLF-08X
Base price
669.00
779.00
Surcharge single room 169.00 169.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and inns

Season 1
Jun 18, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Arrival daily
Lechweg-Path, 8 days, AT-VBWLF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
669.00
169.00
779.00
169.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and inns

Season 1
Jun 18, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Lech am Arlberg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Steeg/Surroundings
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Eilbigenalp
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Stanzach
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Höfen/Surroundings
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Füssen
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
69.00
19.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
85.00
65.00
69.00
19.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
79.00
25.00
85.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Lech am Arlberg
  Season 1
Jun 18, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jul 4, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

Arrival daily
Lech am Arlberg
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 19.00 19.00
Steeg/Surroundings
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00
Eilbigenalp
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00
Stanzach
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00
Höfen/Surroundings
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00
Füssen
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 65.00 65.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 Lech Card (reductions for cable cars, entrance fees etc.)
  • 4 guest cards for all other hiking days of the holiday (reduced entrances, free bus rides etc.)

 

  • 1 original „Lechweg-cheese“, provided by the organic dairy Sojer in Steeg
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to St. Anton am Arlberg and by bus to Lech am Arlberg.
  • Innsbruck or Munich airport.
  • Car parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces available free of charge, no reservation possible. Public covered car park near the hotel, cost approx. EUR 20 per week.
  • Return journey from Füssen by bus to Lech am Arlberg, duration approx. 3 hours (2x change).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

4.6 of 5 Stars (10 Ratings)
5 stars
eva wascher AT | 07.10.2021
Super organisiert
alle Etappen wirklich sehenswert was bei dieser Naturkulisse nicht wirklich schwer ist - aber super Organisation!
5 stars
Petra Versloot NL | 29.08.2021
Another great Eurohike tour!
We loved this tour! We enjoyed the great views and beautiful places we visited. We were also very lucky with the sunny and warm weather. Information was 100% accurate. We liked the fact that swimming pools and swimming lakes were part of the tour description. Route was very easy to follow. Hotels were all very comfortable; our rooms were spacious and most of them with balcony! It was very easy to alter/adept the tour to your own liking. We definitely recommend this tour!
4 stars
Joachim Oster DE | 11.08.2021
Traumwanderung
Eine geniale Landschaft vom alpinen Bereich bis in die Lechauen auf einem hervorragend bezeichnetem Weg. Auf dem ganzen Lechweg eine traumhafte Pflanzenwelt. Nach vielen tollen Erlebnissen, einer guten Gastfreundschaft, einer Wanderung mit leichtem Gepäck waren wir am Ziel über den Lechfall etwas enttäuscht. Ein empfehlenswerter Fernwanderweg.
4 stars
Roland VANHERLE BE | 07.08.2021
Lechweg
Schöne Wanderung durch eine abwechslungsreiche Landschaft.
5 stars
Franz Lustig AT | 03.08.2021
Sehr schöner Weg, aber auch teilweise anstrengend
Diesen Weg kann man auf jeden Fall empfehlen. Die Unterkünfte waren sehr nett inklusive dem Personal. Die Wegführung mittels Buch bzw GPX Daten und auf die Kennzeichnung am Wegesrand sind hervorragend. Wir haben diese Wanderung genossen
5 stars
Leopold K. AT | 26.07.2021
Wunderschöner Lechweg
Unsere Wanderung begann ganz oben am wunderschönen Formarinsee. Den Weg bis nach Lech mit seiner Vegetation und mit der schönen Bergidylle machte für uns einen besonders reizvollen Eindruck. Auch in den nächsten Tagen durchwanderten wir wunderschöne weitere Abschnitte des Lechweges. Anspruchsvoll aber sehr ansprechend war auch der letzte Tag unserer Wanderung von Höfen bis zum Lechfall in Füssen. Zusammenfassend können wir sagen, es war eine wunderschöne Tour, die wir jedem empfehlen können.
5 stars
Mathilde Bankler AT | 06.10.2020
Bezaubernder Lechweg - ein sehr treffender Titel!
Der Weg war wunderschön, total gut markiert. Die einzelnen Tagesetappen haben wir geändert. Mit Bus und einer extrem hilfsbereiten Hotelchefin (Hotel Föhrenhof in Stanzach) kamen wir an die gewünschten Ausgangspunkte. Die Tour und ihre Organisation kann ich sehr gerne weiterempfehlen. Die letzte Übernachtung in Füssen hat letztendlich auch gut geklappt. Danke auch für ihre Hilfe!
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Sehr geehrte Frau Bankler, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr Reisefeedback! Es freut uns, dass Sie mit unserer Wanderreise am Lech rund um zufrieden waren - vielen Dank und auf bald!
4 stars
Wolfgang Becker DE | 20.09.2020
Alles sehr gut
4 stars
Theresia Schön AT | 13.09.2020
Traumhafte Wanderreise mit kleinen Schwachpunkten
Jeder Tag hatte seine besonderen Höhepunkte. Die Routenlänge sollte besser aufgeteilt sein, weil die Fahrzeiten der Wanderbusse nicht sehr günstig für die Hin- und Rückfahrten sind.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Sehr geehrte Frau Schön, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr Feedback zur Lechweg Wanderreise, es freut uns, dass Ihnen die Tour gut gefallen hat! Wir haben hier für kommende Saison bereits nachgebessert und werden den Lechweg in drei verschiedenen Varianten und Längen anbieten, so ist für jeden Wanderer genau die richtige Reise mit dabei und Busfahrten werden auf das Nötigste reduziert. Vielen Dank für Ihren Hinweis, wir würden uns freuen, Sie auch im nächsten Jahr wieder rund um unsere Reisen beraten zu dürfen!
5 stars
Susanne G. DE | 10.08.2020
wunderschöner Lechweg
Ein toller Weg mit immer neuen Eindrücken. Die erste Etappe vom Formarinsee ist die reizvollste...der Lech in allen Farben...aber wir haben auch jede weitere Etappe sehr genossen!
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Liebe Gäste, vielen Dank für Ihr schönes Reisefeedback! Wir hoffen, Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer schönen Reisen begrüßen zu dürfen! Bis bald & viele Grüße!

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